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Internet for Dummies

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ISBN-10: 0764508946

ISBN-13: 9780764508943

Edition: 8th 2002

Authors: John R. Levine, Carol Baroudi, Margaret Levine Young

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Now revised and updated! Your fun and easy guide to e-mail, the Web, and more! #1 bestseller - more than 4 million copies in print! Updated coverage of security, broadband, home networks, and more! Your goof-proof guide to a great time online ISPs. URLs. DSL. If you're new to the Internet, all that technobabble can be confusing. Relax! With the friendly advice and plain-English explanations in this bestselling guide, you'll soon be swapping e-mails, sending instant messages, surfing the Web, managing your money online...and maybe even creating your own personal Web page! The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Get smart! www.dummies.com Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily" e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Introduction
About This Book
How to Use This Book
Who Are You?
How This Book Is Organized
Icons Used in This Book
What Now?
Feedback, Please
Welcome to the Internet
What Is the Internet? What Is the Web?
So What's All the Hoopla?
A Few Real-Life Stories
Why Is This Medium Different from Any Other Medium?
Some Thoughts about Safety and Privacy
The Internet at Home, at Work, at School, and at Play
At Home with the Internet
The Internet at Work
The Internet at School
The Internet at Play
Kids and the Net
Can We Talk?
Internet Resources for Kids
The Internet in Schools
Internet, Here 1 Come!
Picking Your Internet Service
Do You Have a Computer?
Modems, Ho!
Who Ya Gonna Call?
Faster Connections: The Beauty of Bandwidth
Picking an ISP
Back to Software
Online and On Your Way
Your Computer Needs Software to Get Connected
The Big Picture
Connecting to Dial-Up Accounts
Connecting to DSL and Cable Accounts
Connecting to America Online
Sharing Your Internet Connection
What's Next?
Web Mania
Welcome to the Wild, Wonderful, Wacky Web
Name That Page
Browsing Off
Surfing with Your Browser
Getting and Installing a Browser
Wrangling with the Web
Windows on the World
My Favorite Things
Speeding Things Up
Getting the Big Picture
Filling in Forms
Lower the Cone of Silence
Save Me!
The Dead-Tree Thing (Printing)
Keep Your Cookies Crumbs Off My Computer
Getting Plugged In: Singing, Dancing, and Chatting with Your Browser
Needles and Haystacks: Finding Stuff on the Net
Your Basic Search Strategy
Search-a-Roo
We're from Your Browser, and We're Here to Help You
The Usual Suspects
Finding Companies
Finding People
Getting the Goods
More Shopping, Less Dropping
Shopping Online: Pros and Cons
The Credit Card Question
Going to the Store
Up, Up, and Away
Pure Money
Even More Places to Shop
The Shopping Update
My First Home Page
Creating a Web Page
Pictures to Go
Linking to Other Pages
Good Page Design
Putting Your Page on the Web
Be Master of Your Domain
Open a Farm Stand on the Information Superhighway
Shout It Out!
E-Mail, Chat, and Other Ways to Hang Out Online
It's in the Mail
What's My Address?
My Mail Is Where?
Too Many E-Mail Programs
Popular E-Mail Programs
Setting up Your E-Mail Program
Sending Mail Is Easy
Mail Coming Your Way
A Few Words from the Etiquette Ladies
How Private Is E-Mail?
To Whom Do I Write?
Putting Your Mail in Its Place
Deleting Mail
Back to You, Sam: Replying to Mail
Keeping Track of Your Friends
Hot Potatoes: Forwarding Mail
Cold Potatoes: Saving Mail
Exotic Mail and Mail Attachments
Hey, Mr. Robot
Your Own Personal Mail Manager
Spam, Bacon, Spam, Eggs, and Spam
I Think I've Got a Virus
Online Communities: Let's Get Together
Look Who's Talking
Mailing Lists: Are You Sure That This Isn't Junk Mail?
Discussions on the Web: Posting to Message Boards
Typing, Talking, and Video over the Net
Adding Voices and Faces
ICQ: I Seek You
AOL Instant Messenger
Yahoo Messenger
Dozens of Other Message and Paging Systems
Groupspeak: Let's Chat
Look Who's Chatting
Your First Chat Room
Let's Chat
Other Internet Essentials
Swiping Files from the Net
Downloading Files from the Web
About Face! Up You Go!
Uploading and Downloading with Web Folders
Sharing among Ourselves
It's Not Just a File--It's Software
Where Is It?
AOL: Can Twenty Million Users Really Be Wrong?
Hello, America Online
Using E-Mail from AOL
Going Offline
Using AOL to Connect to the Net
Web Browsing from AOL
Chatting with AOL and AIM Users
Grabbing Files from FTP Servers
Using AOL as an Internet Account
Doing Other Things
The Part of Tens
Ten Frequently Asked Questions
"Why Can't You Just Give Me Step-by-Step Instructions?"
"Are the Internet and the World Wide Web the Same Thing?"
"What's the Difference Between a Browser and a Search Engine?"
"Should I Get Cable or DSL?"
"Can I Change My E-Mail Address?"
"How Can I Get a File from My Word Processor into E-Mail?"
"Is It Safe to Use My Credit Card on the Net?"
"How Important Is This Internet Stuff?"
"What's the Best ISP?"
"How Can I Make Money on the Net?"
"What Type of Computer Should I Buy to Use the Internet?"
"How Can I Erase My Browser's List of the Web Pages I've Been Looking At?"
"What's Your Favorite Web Page?"
Ten Types of Files and What to Do with Them
How Many Kinds of Files Are There?
Just Plain Text
Any Last Requests Before We Execute You?
Packing It In
For the Artistically Inclined
Sound Off!
Music to My Ears
A Trip to the Movies
None of the Above
Ten Fun Things You Can Do on the Net
Send Greeting Cards
Share Pictures with Your Friends and Family
Watch Short Movies and TV Ads
Play a Game of Checkers
Watch the World Go By
Share Your Diary
Visit Art Museums around the World
Build Your Own World
Tour the Solar System
Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Adopt a Kid
Study Chinese
Browse the NPR Archives
Ten Ways to Avoid Looking Like a Klutz
Read Before You Write
Netiquette Matters
Flame Off!
Viruses, Spam, Chain Letters, and Other Antisocial Mail
Don't Be a Pig
Cybercafe Etiquette
Some Web Wisdom
Glossary
Index