The Internet for Dummies, 14th Edition

  • 6h 14m
  • John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

Get up and running on the Internet—the fast and easy way

If you're an Internet newcomer and want to get up to speed without all the intimidating technical jargon, The Internet For Dummies has you covered. With over 5,000,000 copies sold*, The Internet For Dummies is the #1 choice for Internet newcomers.

Inside, you'll discover how to make the most of the Internet, get accustomed to popular sites, find the information and items you need fast, and stay away from the bad stuff floating around online.

  • Catches you up on the latest online trends, from social networking sites to blogs and more
  • Includes the latest on Google Chrome, getting good search results, and sharing files
  • Covers choosing and connecting to an Internet provider, establishing an e-mail account, getting on the web, and finding the sites that matter most

Now in its 14th edition, The Internet For Dummies covers the latest social networking tools, browser features, connection options, safety features, and so much more. Starting out with the basics, it walks you through getting online, picking an Internet provider, getting to know the different web browsers, dealing with e-mail and connecting with friends, finding the hottest sites to share photos and videos—and everything in between.

*Includes all formats and all editions

About the Authors

John R. Levine is a recognized technology expert and consumer advocate who works against online fraud and email spam.

Margaret Levine Young is a technology author who has written on topics ranging from the Internet to Windows to Access.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • What's So Great about the Internet?
  • Is the Internet Safe? Viruses, Spyware, Spam, and other Yucky Stuff
  • Kids and the Internet
  • Assembling Your Gear and Climbing on the Net
  • Setting up Your Own Network or Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Welcome to the Wild, Wonderful, Wacky Web
  • Taking Your Browser for a Spin
  • It's in the Mail—Sending and Receiving Email
  • Putting Your Mail in its Place
  • Getting Social with Facebook and Google+
  • Tweeting about Your Life
  • Typing and Talking Online
  • Needles and Haystacks—Finding Almost Anything Online
  • Music and Video on the Web
  • More Shopping, Less Dropping
  • Banking, Bill Paying, and Investing Online
  • Making a Splash Online
  • Blogging—The World Reads Your Diary
  • Ten Fun Things You Can Do Online
  • Ten Worthwhile Things to Do Online