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The #1 bestseller more than 2 million copies sold!
Includes updated information on instant messaging, auctions, browsers, and more
Your goof-proof guide to a great time online ISPs. URLs. 56K. If you're new to the Internet, all that cyberspace lingo can be confusing. Relax! With the friendly advice and plain-English explanations in this bestselling guide, you'll soon be swapping e-mail, surfing the Web, participating in an online auction, downloading software
and maybe even creating your own personal Web page!
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
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This updated seventh edition continues the tradition of providing simple information on using the most popular features of the Internet for beginning Net users. Along with basic information about surfing the Net and using e-mail, this book also includes the latest on browser technology, instant messaging, and creating a Web page.
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!
About the Author
John R. Levine, Carol Baroudi, and Margaret Levine Young are veteran cyberspace experts. They also have written or cowritten many other books on the Internet and other computing topics.
Table of Contents
PART I: Welcome to the Internet.
Chapter 1: What Is the Net? What Is the Web?
Chapter 2: The Internet at Home, at Work, at School, at Play.
Chapter 3: The Net, Your Kids, and You.
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: Wrangling with the Web.
Chapter 8: Needles and Haystacks: Finding Stuff on the Net.
Chapter 9: More Shopping, Less Dropping.
Chapter 10: My First Home Page.
PART IV: Essential Internet.
Chapter 11: Mailing Hither, Mailing Thither.
Chapter 12: Putting Your Mail in Its Place.
Chapter 13: Mail, Mail, the Gang's All Here.
Chapter 14: Instant Messages, for When a Minute Just Isn't Soon Enough.
Chapter 15: Let's Get Together and Chat.
Chapter 16: Swiping Files from the Net.
Chapter 17: AOL: Can Twenty Million Users Really Be Wrong?
Chapter 18: Tuning In with WebTV.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Frequently Asked Questions.
Chapter 20: Ten Types of Files and What to Do with Them.
Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Find E-Mail Addresses.
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Avoid Looking Like a Klutz.
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