- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 13 edition (November 29, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118096142
- ISBN-13: 978-1118096147
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #855,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
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
Advice on using Facebook privacy options
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
About the Author
John R. Levine is a recognized technology expert. He is employed as a consumer advocate battling online fraud and e-mail spam.
Margaret Levine Young is a software engineer and a longtime tech author. She has tackled topics ranging from Access and the Internet to Windows and beyond.
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