The Internet For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 17, 2009 - 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...

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

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 351
4
Welcome to the Internet
7
Is the Internet Safe? Viruses Spyware Spam and Other Yucky Stuff
17
Kids and the Net
35
Internet Here I Come
45
Connecting with WiFi Laptops and Smartphones
69
Web Mania
87
Its in the Mail Sending and Receiving EMail
207
Keeping Your Mail Safe from Viruses Spam and WiFi Snoops
231
Putting Your Mail in Its Place
247
Typing and Talking on the Net
263
Games and Worlds on the Web
291
Putting Your Own Stuff on the Net
305
Blogs and Twitter
321
Making Your Own Web Site
335

Taking Your Browser for a Spin
105
Needles and Haystacks Finding Almost Anything on the Web
129
Music and Video on the Web
149
More Shopping Less Dropping
165
Banking Bill Paying and Investing Online
179
Swiping Files from the Net
193
EMail Chat and Other Ways
205
The Part of Tens
351
Ten Problems and Ten Solutions
353
Ten Fun or Worthwhile Things You Can Do Online
363
Glossary
373
Index
387
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

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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