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Teach Yourself the Internet in 24 Hours

ISBN-10: 0672322145

ISBN-13: 9780672322143

Edition: 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Ned Snell

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This tutorial presents a quick and easy way to learn how to access and use the Internet. It covers all aspects, such as setting up your connection, using the Web, searching for information, E-mail, and using Newsgroups.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 8/9/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Introduction
Getting Started
What Is the Internet and What Can You Do There?
Understanding the Net (Easy Version)
Making the Net Work: Clients and Servers
What Can You Do Through the Net?
What Hardware and Software Do You Need?
Modems--Wherein the Lack of Speed Kills
Choosing a Computer
Getting Internet Software
Getting Connected to the Internet
Types of Internet Accounts
Who Can I Get Dial-up Access From?
How Do I Choose a Dial-Up Internet Plan?
Getting Connected
Using the Connection Wizard on Your Own
Basic Browsing
About Your "Home Page"
Understanding Web Page Addresses
Going Straight to Any Web Address
Basic Jumping Around
Fussing with Frames
Talking to the World
Sending and Receiving Email
Types of Email Programs
Understanding Email Addresses
Setting Up Your Email Program
Getting Around in Your Email Program
Composing and Sending a Message
Receiving Messages
Replying and Forwarding
Using an Address Book
Attaching Files to Email Messages
Using the Web for Email
Chatting and Instant Messenger
Understanding Internet Chatting
Chatting Through Your Browser
Chatting in AOL
Using Microsoft Chat
Joining a Chat Room
What Is Instant Messenger?
Participating in Newsgroups and Mailing Lists
Getting Started with Newsgroups
Reading Newsgroup Messages
Composing and Replying to Messages
The Basics of Mailing Lists
Working with Mailing Lists
Online Communication Tricks and Tips
Observing Proper Netiquette
Adding Personality with Smileys and Shorthand
Stopping Junk Email (Spam)
Software for Your Journey
Using Internet Explorer 6.0
Why Choose Internet Explorer?
Where and How to Get Internet Explorer
Features of Internet Explorer
Setting Your Internet Options
Using Netscape Navigator 6
Why Choose Netscape Navigator?
Where and How to Get Netscape Navigator
Features of Netscape Navigator
Working with the Preferences
Working with Bookmarks
Using AOL 6.0
Understanding AOL
Taking a Quick Tour of AOL
Where Can I Get the AOL Software?
Plug-in and Add-on Programs
Understanding Plug-Ins, Java, and Other Programs in Pages
Playing Audio and Video
Downloading and Playing CD-Quality Music (MP3 Files)
Needles in a Very Big Haystack
Searching for Information
What's a Search Site?
Can I Really Search the Whole Web?
Where Are the Major Search Sites?
Simple Searching by Clicking Categories
Understanding Searches
Phrasing a Simple Search
Phrasing a Serious Search
About Site Searches
Downloading Programs and Files
What's Downloading, Anyhow?
Choosing Files You Can Use
Finding Sites That Help You Find Files
Working with Zip Files
Watching Out for Viruses
Downloading Files in AOL
Finding People
Finding the People-Finding Sites
Using People-Finders Through Your Email Program
Finding People in America Online
Other Folk-Finding Tips
Working Smarter by Working Offline
Reading Web Pages Offline, Anytime
Offline Email and Newsgroups
Making the Web Part of Your Life
Enjoying Safe Family Fun and Games
Choosing a Family Starting Point
Important Family Safety Steps
Online Rules for Kids
Resources for Parents
Censoring Web Content
Using AOL's Parental Controls
Buying and Selling on the Net
Shopping 'Til You Drop
Finding All the Sites Online That Sell What You Want
Buying and Selling Through Online Auctions
Creating Web Pages and Multimedia Messages
Understanding Web Authoring
Making Quick Pages with a Wizard
Composing a Page in a WYSIWYG Editor
Publishing Your Web Page
Creating Formatted Email and Newsgroup Messages
Going Wireless
What Is Wireless Internet/Email?
Real-time Versus Synched
Hardware to Get You Going
Integrating the Web Into Your Life
Ten Ways the Web Can Change Your Business Life
Form a Corporation
Find a New Job or Career
Get a Degree or Professional Training
Ship Packages
Keep Your Company's Books
Conduct a Video Conference
Handle Your Business Taxes Electronically
Attract New Customers with Your Web Site
Network with Clients Using Email
Track Customer Relationships Online
Ten Ways the Web Can Change Your Family Life
Keep Your Family Calendar
Find a New Place to Live
Get Medical Advice
Sign up for Sports or Other Programs
Find Family-Oriented Recreation Opportunities
Shop for Groceries
Plan a Vacation
Rent a DVD
Create a Family Web Site
Participate in Religious Activities
Ten Ways the Web Can Change Your School Life
Choose a College
Register for the ACT or SAT Test
Order Your College Transcript
Conduct Research
Apply for a Student Loan
Find Scholarship Money
Ask a Teacher
Newsgroups for Educational Purposes
Check In with Teachers and Keep Up with Homework
Email Your Assignments
Ten Ways the Web Can Change Your Personal Life
Get Tax Forms or File Your Tax Returns
Read Your Local Newspaper
Order Your Credit Report
Play Games
Buy a Car
Sample CDs Before You Buy
Avoid Traffic Jams
Consult TV Guide
Play the Stock Market
Trace Your Family's History
Appendixes
Fun Web Sites to Visit
Browsers and Other Client Programs
Plug-Ins, Helpers, and Other Browser Accessories
General-Purpose Software Download Sites
Search Engines
Web Authoring Resources
Arts, Culture, and Society
Business
Government
Education
Entertainment/Media
Health
Kid Stuff
Shopping Malls
Sports
Travel
Computer-Related Sites
Tools for the Serious User: FTP and Telnet
Downloading Files with FTP
Burrowing Through the Net with Gopher
Using Remote Computers Through Telnet
Protecting Your Privacy (and Other Security Stuff)
Smart Surfing
Knowing Whom You're Dealing With: Certificates
Protecting Yourself with Browser Security
I Want a Cookie! I Don't Want a Cookie!
Special Considerations for Broadband Internet Users
Watching Out for Spyware
Glossary
Index