Stop missing out! It's time to discover all the Internet has to offer — let's get started!
The Internet is an essential part of life for millions. Are you ready to join them? Let this book be your guide — it's been giving new Internet users confidence for 18 years! You'll learn how to get online and find things on the web, download music and movies, shop, exchange e-mail, bank and pay bills, join Facebook and Twitter, and much more.
Meet the Internet — see what it is, interpret the lingo, and learn all about security and privacy issues
Climb aboard — move step by step through picking an Internet provider and getting your computer online
Ready, set, browse — use your browser to find your way around the web
Communicate — exchange e-mail and instant messages, use Internet-based video conferencing, and chat
Make friends — get started with Facebook and Twitter and know how to safeguard your information
Entertain yourself — enjoy videos and music, shop for anything you want, pay your bills, and manage your investments — all online
Watch out — sidestep online hazards such as spam, spyware, and viruses
Publish — start a blog to share your views, or post photos and videos online
Open the book and find:
What parents should know to keep kids safe
Where to find online games
Why you should consider using Firefox or Chrome
How to set up a home network
Cool things you can find and do online
Secrets for filtering spam outof your e-mail
Advice on using Facebook privacy options
Pick the web browser that works best for you
Set up e-mail and find anything with a web search
Take advantage of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites
John Levine, founder of Taughannock Networks, writes, speaks, and consults on e-mail, the Internet, and other computer topics. He has written over 20 technical books, and is the co-author of O'Reilly's lex & yacc, 2nd Edition and qmail. He's also deeply involved in Internet e-mail in general and spam issues in particular as co-chair of the Internet Research Task Force's Anti-Spam Research Group (http://asrg.sp.am ) and a board member of the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (http://www.cauce.org.)He lives and works in the tiny village of Trumansburg NY (http://www.trumansburg.ny.us) where he reports that being the municipal sewer commissioner was a much cleaner job than dealing with spammers.