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    How Helpful are These How-to Websites

    Are these How-to Sites are Equivalent to WIKI Sites?

    Posted on 3/24/2008

    There are millions of new Internet users everyday and 99% of them don’t know yet how to use the Internet neither know how to send and email. Internet is the biggest and the most powerful invention of the 21st century and others say without the Internet, the world may experience a problem more damaging that 2nd world war.

    Internet is the bread and butter of fast moving countries and people rely most of their daily lives through it.

    In short, people search everything they need on the Internet no matter what they want – and they always get best result. Others don’t even go to school anymore to learn things they want to learn. They just visit “How-to-websites” and follow the instructions provided by writers from different countries.

    But how helpful these “How-to-websites” are? Let’s examine some of the famous and most informative sites.

    Ehow.com is one of the biggest “How-to-websites” with hundreds of thousands of articles and questions answered and considered to be the most informative and useful site that could give you complete guide in your daily living.

    Wikihow.com is a collaborative writing project to build the world's largest, highest quality how-to manual. Wikihow currently contains 33,521 articles — written, edited, and maintained primarily by volunteers.

    Howtodothings.com is a directory that provides a wide variety of do-it-yourself tips and tutorials. 100% of articles in howtodothings.com starts with “How to”.

    HowStuffWorks .com Learn how Everything Works! Well, my favorite “how-to-site” so far. It is my personal tutor when I was in college. The best guide in Science and Technology and most articles have simulation photos and even animated presentations.

    Howtocleananything.com is your partner in housekeeping and cleaning everything. From toilets to barbeques, this is the place for you.

    How-to-study.com provides articles and information about how to study, study tips and study guides, developing better reading, writing, listening skills and more.

    Wonderhowto.com is your guide to free how to videos on the Web. Search, browse and discover the best how to videos across the web using the largest how to video guide.

    Knowledgehound.com claims to be the biggest “hot-to” online directory covering thousands of subjects and tips in various categories.

    Howtomendit.com Find how to mend just everything. Here you can post questions for kitchen and household appliances, entertainment systems, PCs and other items.

    Howtogeek.com helps you in all of your questions about computers. I am not a technical guy but I did never consult a PC technician. Everything about computers is here.

    There are a lot more of “how-to-websites” to find on Internet depending on your needs. If you are researching about history, you may go to wikipedia or encyclopedia. The only difference of these “how-to-websites” from wiki and encyclopedia is that, articles in “how-to-websites” are based on facts and written by people based on their personal experience. Especially in howstuffworks.com where most of the articles are contributed by some companies, what you can find there is not just virtual presentation but rather documented facts. That’s why “how-to-websites” are very useful.

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