Yahoo.com in a multi-purpose, all in one, everything you need type of
website. Yahoo has just about anything that you could hope to
need in online browsing on on little site.
One of the main features of Yahoo is their email program. Yahoo
mail is free, and offers 1 GB of storage space to its users, which is
quite competative with some other email programs that boast large
inboxes. They also offer a virus scanning program, spam blocking
features, a calendar and notepad, filters, blocking, customized
signature options, as well as much more. There is an address book
with yahoo mail that allows you to save your frequent contacts, as well
as enter nicknames for people you email, so that you don't have to type
their entire email address every time you want to send mail.
Another big feature of yahoo is yahoo messenger. Yahoo messenger
is similar to AOL instant messanger, which is probably the most common
online messaging service. Yahoo messenger is free with a small
download. The messenger service works with your email screen
name. It allows users to add buddies, and gives you the option of
blocking or denying people when they add you to their buddy list.
Yahoo messenger also has video and audio chat features, which are very
nice and work quite well.
Yahoo is also quite popular for its games section. Yahoo games is
a very large collection of online games, complete with chatrooms in
which you chat using your yahoo mail name. There is a wide
variety of free and downloadable games, including card games, puzzle
games, word games, action games, and sports games to name a few.
The games use java to run, but once you have that, they load fairly
Yahoo also has many other features, including a search engine, yahoo
groups, movie information and showtimes, weather, sports, music,
shopping, and much much more. On your yahoo page, you can
customize what you want to view, including having your city's weather
listed, your stocks updated, various news stories, a scoreboard for
your favorite teams and so on. Yahoo is a great site for anyone
of any interest or age.