From the Back Cover
Sams Teach Yourself ICQ in 24 Hours teaches you how to use this seemingly simple program. While the basic component of ICQ is the largely self-explanatory chat feature, the program's capabilities goes far beyond that. This book also teaches you how to use ICQ plug-ins that expand the capabilities of the program. You will learn how to find people you know via ICQ, make yourself invisible while on ICQ, and send voice, graphics, and text files via ICQ. Also see how to protect yourself from ICQ hackers, use ICQ as a personal assistant, and connect your phone to ICQ. ICQ is a powerful program with a user interface that hides some of its best features. Sams Teach Yourself ICQ in 24 Hours uncovers and teaches dozens of uses for the program that you may not have discovered on your own.
About the Author
Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of 16 books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Protecting Yourself Online and How the Internet Works. He has written about the Internet for many publications, including USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and PC Magazine. Preston has won several journalism awards, including the best feature article in a computer magazine from the Computer Press Association. He is the executive editor of ZDNet and appears regularly on TV and radio as an Internet expert, including shows and networks such as the CBS Early Show, MSNBC, CNN, ABC World News Now and many others.