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Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 12 edition (Jan. 19 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470560959
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470560952
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 635 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #974,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

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,, 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

Learn to:

  • 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

About the Author

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.

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HASH(0xa5dafd68) out of 5 stars I needed to understand some basic terminology and this greatly helped July 20 2010
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My son decided it was time for me to learn about my computer and stop bugging him all the time. He suggested I get one of the dummie's books and he was right. I felt it was exactly the explanation and had exactly the information I needed to understand what I am doing on the computer every day.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5daffb4) out of 5 stars Another good Dummies book Feb. 15 2011
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The Dummies series is usually very helpful, and this book is not an exception. I'm pretty good at getting around the internet, but Internet for Dummies gave me new methods and ways to be safe and to do good searches. Even if you find just a couple of new ideas, the book is worth buying.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5daff78) out of 5 stars Great for the true novice Oct. 16 2010
By RainyDaizy - Published on
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This book was very helpful for someone who just got their first computer and had never, ever been on the internet before. Now they are surfing like a pro.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5c4948c) out of 5 stars Good book Oct. 20 2011
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This is a helpful computer book it helps me a lot thanks to the writer ! An easy book to understand even for elderly.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5c49324) out of 5 stars This book is excellent! Jan. 30 2012
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This book is excellent! [as are most of the "Dummies" series] It has saved my head more times than I can count... great for references on the computer i.e. "pop-up blocker", etc... Great review of text and terminology... also, easy to find what you need.