surf the net


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surf the net

To browse the various content of the Internet. With the ubiquity of affordable smartphones and computers, everyone from seniors to preschoolers is able to surf the net these days. I just worry that he spends too much time surfing the net alone instead of hanging out with other kids his age.
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surf the Net

to browse around in the contents of the Internet. I spend an hour a day or more surfing the Net.
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surf the net

move from site to site on the Internet.
Surf here comes from channel-surfing , the practice of switching frequently between channels on a television set in an attempt to find an interesting programme.
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surf the net

tv. to browse through the offerings of the internet. He surfs the net for three hours each evening.
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PEOPLE researching their family tree are being offered the chance to surf the net for free.
The three main reasons cited were: performance evaluation (i.e., customer service staff), compliance with federal and local laws in regulated industries (i.e., brokerage, banking and insurance) and cost-control measures to track employees who surf the Net or dial 900 numbers at company expense.
Prisoners will not be able to surf the net and it is understood all outgoing and incoming messages will be scanned.
COMPUTER mad youngsters can surf the net over a byte to eat at a Kenilworth cafe.
In Britain, BT charges pounds 9.99 a month to surf the Net off-peak - while their new Surfnet scheme will charge pounds 34.99 monthly for unlimited access.
So you want to surf the Net but don't have a computer.
More than 700,000 Irish people use a computer every day and nearly 400,000 surf the net at least once a day - though families living in the Midlands, Western and Border counties are less likely to own a computer.
People will be able to surf the Net for a full hour at weekends and still get change from 50p."
STUDENTS at a Coventry day centre will now be able to surf the net after completing a computer course.
WI-FI makes it possible for you to surf the net with your laptop while relaxing in the garden, and to print your work to the printer on your desktop PC indoors.
SHOPPERS at two supermarkets may soon be able to surf the Net using the country's first coin-operated internet access points in supermarkets.
A third of 869 people polled by BT said they had been taught or encouraged to surf the net by a teenager.
The Japanese routinely use their mobile phones to surf the net, download data and compose music.
SCOTS will soon be able to surf the net when they pop into their local pub, shop or church thanks to a ground-breaking new government initiative.