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The Internet For Dummies, 13th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-16502-7
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408 pages
November 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: Welcome to the Internet 7

Chapter 1: What’s So Great about the Internet? 9

Chapter 2: Is the Internet Safe? Viruses, Spyware, Spam, and Other Yucky Stuff 17

Chapter 3: Kids and the Net 37

Part II: Internet, Here I Come! 49

Chapter 4: Assembling Your Gear and Climbing on the Net 51

Chapter 5: Connecting with Wi-Fi, Laptops, and Smartphones 73

Chapter 6: Welcome to the Wild, Wonderful, Wacky Web 91

Chapter 7: Taking Your Browser for a Spin 109

Part III: Hanging Out with Friends Online 135

Chapter 8: It's in the Mail: Sending and Receiving E-Mail 137

Chapter 9: Putting Your Mail in Its Place 163

Chapter 10: Getting Social with Facebook and Google+ 183

Chapter 11: Tweeting about Your Life 197

Chapter 12: Typing and Talking on the Net 207

Part IV: The Web Is Full of Cool Stuff 233

Chapter 13: Needles and Haystacks: Finding Almost Anything on the Net 235

Chapter 14: Music and Video on the Web 257

Chapter 15: More Shopping, Less Dropping 273

Chapter 16: Banking, Bill Paying, and Investing Online 291

Part V: Putting Your Own Stuff on the Net 305

Chapter 17: Making a Splash Online 307

Chapter 18: Blogging: The World Reads Your Diary 319

Part VI: The Part of Tens 327

Chapter 19: Ten Problems and Ten Solutions 329

Chapter 20: Ten Fun Things to Do Online 339

Chapter 21: Ten Worthwhile Things to Do Online 347

Index 353

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