No, most of the choices on the "Internet Keywords" feature are completely
useless if you live outside the USA. The "Local Information" prompts you
to enter a US zipcode. This is pretty much useless, if you live outside,
and is far from "Local" if you reside in say Europe or Australia!
Similarly, the "Get a job" option is only useful if you're an unemployed
person and living in the USA, but useless for anyone else. Of course, if
it can be easily reconfigured to link to job sites in your own part of the
world, only then would it be a viable option for all. Same goes for the
option for "Local Information". If that cannot be be reconfigured to
reflect your own home country, it's as much use as a chocolate
fireguard to anyone living outside America!
As for the "Shop Online" option, it's usefulness is debatable. It may well
help you find items you want to buy, but you only get links to buy them
from, you guessed it, the US of A! Not much good if for instance, you
wanted to buy someone some flowers via the internet, unless that
person lives in the US themselves, or if any of the online florists
actually have the option to send bouquets and arrangements to
addresses overseas. Which would be kinda silly, as the flowers
would probably be dead before they reach their recipient!
As far as I can see, the only useful options in the "Internet Keywords"
list are, "Get a stock quote" and "Check your email", and even then,
they have only relatively limited usefulness. The "Get a stock quote"
is fine if you have shares in a company floating on the NASDAQ or
the NYSE, or if you're interested in following the share values of
certain companies. The "Check your email" option is only useful
for anyone with a Netscape Webmail account, but then if you're
accessing this particular option with NS7, you can easily check
your Netscape Webmail account via the Mail and Newsgroups
client that came with the browser package. I'd imagine that a
fair few people would have clicked on the "Check your email"
option, expecting to be able to access their Hotmail account,
only to find that it only goes to NS Webmail. After which,
they'd most likely never bother clicking it ever again!
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SeaMonkey = Swiss Army Knife: It's versatile, reliable, and contains useful tools.
Windows Internet Explorer = Old Swiss Cheese: Full of holes, and it stinks!