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Access to email, blogs, social networks and other tools.


Email is a way of composing, sending, storing and receiving messages via the internet.

You can use web-based email on the Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa computers. This is email that you access through a web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox.

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A blog is a website where one or more authors regularly add text, photos, audio and links. To blog means to maintain or add content to a blog. Blogs can be private but are more commonly public and often allow readers to add comments. Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function more like personal online diaries.

Blogger has a good online tour showing the features of a blog.

Some examples of free websites that host blogs are:


Social Networks

A social network allows communities of people who share interests and activities to share information, opinion, music, images, videos and other files. Most social networks are accessed through a web browser and provide a number of tools for users to interact, such as chat, messaging, email, video, voice chat, file sharing, blogging and discussion groups. Activity is often oriented around each member’s profile page.

Some of the more popular social networks are:

Personalised Information Pages

Personalised information pages allow users to collect and view, in one place, tools, links and information from various sources across the web. Feeds of information to your personalised information page may be updated automatically when new material is added to the source.

Some personalised information pages are: