The Internet For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 6, 2010 - Computers - 408 pages
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Don't miss the 12th edition of this bestseller, fully updated and now covering social networking!

Sixteen years since the publication of the first edition, this smash hit book has outsold and outlasted all the competition. See what all the excitement is about with the newest edition, The Internet For Dummies, 12th Edition. You'll not only find a lot of the basics presented in an easy-to-follow and friendly style, you'll also get the latest on social networking, security, and much more-stuff barely on the horizon a couple of years ago that now dominates the online landscape.

  • Introduces you to what's online, how to deal with annoyances like spam and spyware, and how to control what your kids see and do online
  • Walks you through picking a provider, getting hooked up to the Internet, and sharing a connection in your home or with other devices
  • Gives you a guided a tour through popular Web browsers, getting good search results; finding music and video; shopping; banking; and sharing files
  • Also covers e-mail, connecting with friends, online chats, and more
  • Helps you find the hot social networking sites and see how to handle photo and video sharing

Using the Internet? Get thoroughly up to speed with this popular guide.


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Good book for new internet users...

User Review  - vms9 -

...not computer users. I bought this for an elderly uncle who has a slightly higher than basic understanding of computer use but is new to the internet and all its pitfalls. He used to call me 5-10 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve Mitchell - Goodreads

A handy reference book for when I run into trouble on line, but not a good read in its own right Read full review


Part I Welcome to the Internet
Part II Internet Here I Come
Part III Web Mania
Part IV EMail Chat and Other Ways to Hang Out Online
Part V Putting Your Own Stuff on the Net
Part VI The Part of Tens

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About the author (2010)

John Levine is a recognized technology expert and pundit who works as a consumer advocate in the battle against online fraud and e-mail spam. Margaret Levine Young is a software engineer and long-time tech author who has written about technology from the Internet to Windows to Access.

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