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The Internet for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Publisher Comments:

Features updated coverage of high-speed connections, home networks, and more

Your fun and easy guide to the Web, e-mail, chat, and instant messaging

The Internet seems to be everywhere these days, with those "www" Web addresses cropping up all over. But what if you’re new to the Net and don’t know a URL from an ISP? Relax! With the friendly advice and plain-English explanations in this bestselling guide, you’ll soon be swapping e-mails, surfing the Web, and having a grand ol’ time online.

Discover how to:

  • Select the best service provider for you
  • Connect to the Internet without hassles
  • Send and receive e-mail
  • Find information with search engines
  • Shop online – safely
  • Visit chat rooms and send instant messages

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

Synopsis:

What it is: The Internet is the biggest communication and technology innovation of the past 100 years. This worldwide network of linked computers has made instant communication across the globe a reality.
Company behind it: Hundreds of companies create and market services for Internet communications. Perhaps the most noteworthy for software and as service providers are Microsoft and AOL/Time Warner.
Number of users: NUA Internet Surveys (www.nua.ie) estimates there are over 605 million people online around the world as of September 2002. That number is up from 515 million in September 2001.
International presence: Per NUA estimates, approximately 400-500 million of the world's Internet users live outside the US and Canada.

Synopsis:

Here's the book that covers everything beginning Internet users need to go online and start using e-mail, the World Wide Web, and other communications tools. Readers also discover the basics of building and posting a Web page of their own.

Synopsis:

Fully updated, this ninth edition of "The Internet For Dummies" includes expanded coverage of high-speed internet connections and how to use them, online shopping, the latest e-mail clients, wireless internet usage, sharing an internet connection among several computers, and a great deal more.

Synopsis:

Features updated coverage of high-speed connections, home networks, and more

Your fun and easy guide to the Web, e-mail, chat, and instant messaging

The Internet seems to be everywhere these days, with those www Web addresses cropping up all over. But what if you' re new to the Net and don' t know a URL from an ISP? Relax With the friendly advice and plain-English explanations in this bestselling guide, you' ll soon be swapping e-mails, surfing the Web, and having a grand ol' time online.

Discover how to:

  • Select the best service provider for you
  • Connect to the Internet without hassles
  • Send and receive e-mail
  • Find information with search engines
  • Shop online - safely
  • Visit chat rooms and send instant messages

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

Synopsis:

Now fully updated, The Internet For Dummies includes expanded coverage of high-speed Internet connections and how to use them, online shopping, the latest e-mail clients, wireless Internet usage, sharing an Internet connection among several computers, and a great deal more. Theres even a tear-out technology map filled with instructions on essential technologies as well as listings of the Internets best offerings.A leading Internet guide for beginners; previous editions have sold more than three million copiesOffers basic, easy-to-understand guidance to help Internet newcomers get up to speed quickly on the biggest communication and technology innovation of the past 100 yearsProvides beginning Internet users with essential information about choosing an Internet service pro-vider, finding information and making purchases on the Web, setting up a basic home page, working with e-mail, trading files online, and more about online communication

About the Author

John Levine, Carol Baroudi, and Margaret Levine Young are veteran Internet experts who have written many other books to help new computer users.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Welcome to the Internet.

Chapter 1: What Is the Internet? What Is the Web?

Chapter 2: The Internet at Home, at Work, at School, and at Play.

Chapter 3: Kids and the Net.

Part II: Internet, Here I Come!

Chapter 4: Picking Your Internet Service.

Chapter 5: Online and On Your Way.

Part III: Web Mania.

Chapter 6: Welcome to the Wild, Wonderful, Wacky Web.

Chapter 7: Needles and Haystacks: Finding Stuff on the Net.

Chapter 8: More Shopping, Less Dropping.

Chapter 9: My First Home Page.

Part IV: E-mail, Chat, and Other Ways to Hang Out Online.

Chapter 10: It’s in the Mail.

Chapter 11: Putting Your Mail in Its Place.

Chapter 12: Broadband Mania.

Chapter 13: Online Communities: Let’s Get Together.

Chapter 14: Instant Messaging: The Next Best Thing to Being There.

Chapter 15: Groupspeak: Let’s Chat.

Part V: Other Internet Essentials.

Chapter 16: Swiping Files from the Net.

Chapter 17: AOL: Can Twenty Million Users Really Be Wrong?

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Frequently Asked Questions.

Chapter 19: Ten Types of Files and What to Do with Them.

Chapter 20: Ten Fun Things You Can Do on the Net.

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Avoid Looking Like a Klutz.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764541735
Publisher:
For Dummies
Location:
Hoboken, N.J.
Author:
Young, Margaret Levine
Author:
Baroudi, Carol
Author:
Levine, John R.
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Internet
Copyright:
Edition Number:
9
Edition Description:
Computers
Series:
For Dummies
Series Volume:
GTR-581
Publication Date:
20031003
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.22x7.42x.93 in. 1.39 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Information
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web » Site Design

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"Synopsis" by , What it is: The Internet is the biggest communication and technology innovation of the past 100 years. This worldwide network of linked computers has made instant communication across the globe a reality.
Company behind it: Hundreds of companies create and market services for Internet communications. Perhaps the most noteworthy for software and as service providers are Microsoft and AOL/Time Warner.
Number of users: NUA Internet Surveys (www.nua.ie) estimates there are over 605 million people online around the world as of September 2002. That number is up from 515 million in September 2001.
International presence: Per NUA estimates, approximately 400-500 million of the world's Internet users live outside the US and Canada.

"Synopsis" by , Here's the book that covers everything beginning Internet users need to go online and start using e-mail, the World Wide Web, and other communications tools. Readers also discover the basics of building and posting a Web page of their own.
"Synopsis" by , Fully updated, this ninth edition of "The Internet For Dummies" includes expanded coverage of high-speed internet connections and how to use them, online shopping, the latest e-mail clients, wireless internet usage, sharing an internet connection among several computers, and a great deal more.
"Synopsis" by , Features updated coverage of high-speed connections, home networks, and more

Your fun and easy guide to the Web, e-mail, chat, and instant messaging

The Internet seems to be everywhere these days, with those www Web addresses cropping up all over. But what if you' re new to the Net and don' t know a URL from an ISP? Relax With the friendly advice and plain-English explanations in this bestselling guide, you' ll soon be swapping e-mails, surfing the Web, and having a grand ol' time online.

Discover how to:

  • Select the best service provider for you
  • Connect to the Internet without hassles
  • Send and receive e-mail
  • Find information with search engines
  • Shop online - safely
  • Visit chat rooms and send instant messages

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

"Synopsis" by , Now fully updated, The Internet For Dummies includes expanded coverage of high-speed Internet connections and how to use them, online shopping, the latest e-mail clients, wireless Internet usage, sharing an Internet connection among several computers, and a great deal more. Theres even a tear-out technology map filled with instructions on essential technologies as well as listings of the Internets best offerings.A leading Internet guide for beginners; previous editions have sold more than three million copiesOffers basic, easy-to-understand guidance to help Internet newcomers get up to speed quickly on the biggest communication and technology innovation of the past 100 yearsProvides beginning Internet users with essential information about choosing an Internet service pro-vider, finding information and making purchases on the Web, setting up a basic home page, working with e-mail, trading files online, and more about online communication
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