The Internet For Dummies

The Internet For Dummies

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The latest update to a perennial bestseller gets you up andrunning on the Internet! Now in its lucky thirteenth edition, this peerless book hasoutsold and outlasted all the competition. Veteran authors JohnLevine and Margaret Young return with an updated road map to boththe online tools and resources that have defined the Internet foryears, as well as all the new things that keep Internet usersinterested. You'll not only find a lot of the basics presented in astraightforward and friendly style, you'll also get the latest onsocial networking, security, and much more. The authors begin with an overview of all thingsInternet-related and branch into vital topics such as keepingpersonal information secure and protecting your kids online. You'llgain valuable insight to web browsers, search options, onlineshopping, and personal finance tools. Before you know it, you'llknow how to use Internet tools to find, stream, download, or sharemusic, video, and photos. Helpful advice on staying in touch walksyou through setting up and using online e-mail, chat, and socialnetworking sites.
* Introduces you to what's online, how to deal with annoyanceslike spam and spyware, and how to control what your kids see and doonline * Walks you through picking a provider, getting hooked up to theInternet, and sharing a connection in your home or with otherdevices * Gives you a guided a tour through popular web browsers, gettinggood search results; finding music and video; shopping; banking;and sharing files * Also covers e-mail, connecting with friends, online chats, andmore * Helps you find the hot social networking sites and see how tohandle photo and video sharing Get going and get online with this easy-to-understand, helpfulguide!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 13th Revised edition
  • ill
  • 1118096142
  • 9781118096147
  • 480,180

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Stop missing out! It's time to discover all the Internet has to offer -- let's get started! The Internet is an essential part of life for millions. Are you ready to join them? Let this book be your guide -- it's been giving new Internet users confidence for 18 years! You'll learn how to get online and find things on the web, download music and movies, shop, exchange e-mail, bank and pay bills, join Facebook and Twitter, and much more. Meet the Internet -- see what it is, interpret the lingo, and learn all about security and privacy issues Climb aboard -- move step by step through picking an Internet provider and getting your computer online Ready, set, browse -- use your browser to find your way around the web Communicate -- exchange e-mail and instant messages, use Internet-based video conferencing, and chat Make friends -- get started with Facebook and Twitter and know how to safeguard your information Entertain yourself -- enjoy videos and music, shop for anything you want, pay your bills, and manage your investments -- all online Watch out -- sidestep online hazards such as spam, spyware, and viruses Publish -- start a blog to share your views, or post photos and videos online Open the book and find: What parents should know to keep kids safe Where to find online games Why you should consider using Firefox or Chrome How to set up a home network Cool things you can find and do online Secrets for filtering spam outof your e-mail Twitter tips Advice on using Facebook privacy options Learn to: Pick the web browser that works best for you Set up e-mail and find anything with a web search Take advantage of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites Stream media on your PC or mobile device
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Welcome to the Internet 7 Chapter 1: What s So Great about the Internet? 9 Chapter 2: Is the Internet Safe? Viruses, Spyware, Spam, andOther Yucky Stuff 17 Chapter 3: Kids and the Net 37 Part II: Internet, Here I Come! 49 Chapter 4: Assembling Your Gear and Climbing on the Net 51 Chapter 5: Connecting with Wi-Fi, Laptops, and Smartphones73 Chapter 6: Welcome to the Wild, Wonderful, Wacky Web 91 Chapter 7: Taking Your Browser for a Spin 109 Part III: Hanging Out with Friends Online 135 Chapter 8: It's in the Mail: Sending and Receiving E-Mail137 Chapter 9: Putting Your Mail in Its Place 163 Chapter 10: Getting Social with Facebook and Google+ 183 Chapter 11: Tweeting about Your Life 197 Chapter 12: Typing and Talking on the Net 207 Part IV: The Web Is Full of Cool Stuff 233 Chapter 13: Needles and Haystacks: Finding Almost Anything onthe Net 235 Chapter 14: Music and Video on the Web 257 Chapter 15: More Shopping, Less Dropping 273 Chapter 16: Banking, Bill Paying, and Investing Online 291 Part V: Putting Your Own Stuff on the Net 305 Chapter 17: Making a Splash Online 307 Chapter 18: Blogging: The World Reads Your Diary 319 Part VI: The Part of Tens 327 Chapter 19: Ten Problems and Ten Solutions 329 Chapter 20: Ten Fun Things to Do Online 339 Chapter 21: Ten Worthwhile Things to Do Online 347 Index 353
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About Margaret Levine Young

John R. Levine is a recognized technology expert. He isemployed as a consumer advocate battling online fraud and e-mailspam. Margaret Levine Young is a software engineer and alongtime tech author. She has tackled topics ranging from Accessand the Internet to Windows and beyond.
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