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Welcome aboard! This book is your ticket to the wide, wonderful Internet
Today, the Internet is as much a part of everyday life as television in fact, you can even watch TV on it. This book helps you get connected, shows you how to protect your family from online troublemakers, and introduces you to all the great stuff out there music and video, online shopping, e-mail, social sites like Facebook and LinkedIn®, games, and much more!
Don't get caught learn what phishing, spyware, spam, viruses, worms, and pop-ups are and how to dodge them
Make the connection hook up DSL or cable Internet, configure a modem, and activate security software
Seek and find locate almost anything by using Googleor Bing, browse directories, find people, and get facts from Wikipedia
Just hangin' out keep in touch via e-mail, instant messaging, and chat features
Here I am share your thoughts on a blog, post a video on YouTube®, or join the Twitter flock
New ways to browse check out the newest features of Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, and Google Chrome
Media magic discover iTunes®, Internet radio, online movies, hulu.com, podcasts, and more
Enlarge your horizons explore virtual worlds and play games against competitors from around the globe
Open the book and find:
Steps for choosing the best Internet service provider
What a router is and when you need one
Tips for Web browsing with Internet Explorer and Firefox
Advice on reducing junk e-mail
Help with banking, shopping and paying bills online safely
Places to share your digital photos
How to find old friends on Facebook and other social sites
Where the cool online music and videos hang out
Get connected to the Internet and share your connection with your other computers
Get social with Facebook® and Twitter®
Manage e-mail, connect with friends, and discover new Web sites
Deal with spam, spyware, and other online pitfalls
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.