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Sandy Berger's great age guide to the Internet

Author: Sandy Berger
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Que, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Covers such topics as Internet connections, search engines, Web advertising, email, spam, chat rooms, and security.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandy Berger
ISBN: 0789734427 9780789734426
OCLC Number: 62073817
Notes: ""For boomers and beyond--a lifestyle guide for those experienced in years, but young at heart."
Includes index.
Description: xv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. About Sandy Berger's Great Age Series Guide to the Internet What's Inside How This Book Is Organized1. Joining the Internet Community. Can I Get to the Internet Without a Computer? MSN TV Other Email Capable Devices Hi-tech Options for Accessing the Internet The BlackBerry Connecting Your Computer to the Internet Using a _Phone Line Basic Dial-Up Connection Hi-Speed Dial-Up Connection Broadband Connections Broadband: Cable Connections Broadband: DSL Connections Broadband: Satellite Broadband: Other Types of Connections Choosing an Internet Service Provider Local Versus National ISP Check the Yellow Pages What Do You Get? Connecting to the Internet While on the Road Sandy's Summary2. ABCs of the Internet. Web Browsers: Your Window to the Internet Internet Basics Web Pages and Websites What's a Home Page? What's a Session? Browser Basics Title Bar Menu Bar Other Toolbars Address Bar Customizing Toolbars Printing Web Pages Printer-Friendly Feature Print Preview Navigating the Internet Navigating with Hyperlinks Navigating Within a Web Page Sandy's Summary3. The Language of the Internet. Understanding Internet Addresses Email Addresses Acronyms and Emoticons Saying Goodbye Sandy's Summary4. Exciting Things to Do on the Internet. Finding Information with a Search Engine Search Engine Choices Using a Search Engine Popular Search Engines Why Are Search Results Different? Which Search Engine Is for You? Intelligent Searching Downloading and Working with Files from the Internet Download Files from the Internet Saving Web Pages to your Computer Overcoming Roadblocks Online Shopping Comparison Shopping Shopping Online Safely Sandy's Summary5. Web Advertising and Pop-ups. The All Powerful Mouse Click Types of Online Ads Banner Ads Targeted Ads Click for Cash Pop-up Ads Video Ads Using Your Browser's Pop-Up Ad Blocker Other Pop-Up Blockers Disabling Pop-Up Blockers Should Web Content Be Free? Ad-free Websites for a Fee Tip Boxes Underhanded Advertising Online Hijacking Web Bugs Other Devious Plots Sandy's Summary6. Email Essentials. Choosing an Email Program Outlook Express Microsoft Outlook Eudora Mail on the Mac Web Mail Sending and Receiving Email Basic Email Etiquette Addressing Email Messages Adding a Subject and Message Replying to Email Forwarding Email Understanding Basic Email Management Inbox/Outbox Organizing Your Email Deleting Email Customizing Email Email Attachments Photos Garbled Text and Unknown File Types Email Hoaxes, Jokes, and Chain Letters Chain Letters Virus Hoaxes Identifying Hoaxes Avoiding Hoaxes Jokes Sandy's Summary7. Dealing with Spam. Recognizing Spam Spam Morphs Itself How Spam Affects Us and How to Stop It Zombie Computers Anti-spam Rules Don't Click on Spam Keep Your Email Address Private Avoid Email Lists Be a Tattletale Spam Control Programs Using Anti-Spam Tools in Email Software Spam Blocking Software Change Your Email Address Using Sender Verification Filtering out More Than Spam The Spam Solution Sandy's Summary8. Chat Rooms, Message Boards, and Instant _Messaging. Chatting on the Web How to Find a Chat Room Joining a Chat Using Message Boards Navigating the Boards Finding Message Boards Internet Groups Instant Messaging Contact (Buddy) Lists Video Instant Messaging Sandy's Summary9. Putting Your Stuff on the Web. Web Creation Software Full-featured Web Development Software Basic Web Page Creation Software Learning HTML Basics Doing It the Easy Way Putting Your Page on the Internet Sharing Family Photos Content for Your Site Keep the File Size Small Sandy's Summary10. Security in Cyberspace. Understanding Computer Viruses Detecting and Preventing Viruses Updating Antivirus Software Removing Viruses Develop Healthy Computer Habits Viruses Worsen Over Time Bugs, Patches, and Updates Updating Your Operating System Is a Must Performing System Updates Know Your Cookies What Information Can a Cookie Extract? Choosing Passwords and Biometric Identification Common Password Mistakes Tips for Choosing a Safe Password Biometric Identification Dealing with Spyware How Spyware Invades Our Computers Removing Spyware from Your Computer Understanding Firewalls Securing Wireless Connections Avoiding Identity Theft Phishing Scams Be Informed and Protect Your Information Sandy's SummaryIndex.
Other Titles: Great age guide to the Internet
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Explains the basics of the Internet, from creating and sending e-mail to designing a web page. This book discusses which Internet Service Provider to choose based on your lifestyle and then explains  Read more...


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