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Learn the Internet in a Weekend

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Learn the Internet in a weekend? Sounds daunting, doesn't it? Well, it can be done! William R. Stanek, a leading industry expert, has written Learn the Internet In a Weekend in an entertaining and easy-to-follow style that all beginners will feel comfortable with. Stanek shows how to use the Internet effectively by working step-by-step through each of the technologies that tie the Internet together, including how to send e-mail, how to participate in discussion groups, how to browse the Web for information, and a...
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Overview

Learn the Internet in a weekend? Sounds daunting, doesn't it? Well, it can be done! William R. Stanek, a leading industry expert, has written Learn the Internet In a Weekend in an entertaining and easy-to-follow style that all beginners will feel comfortable with. Stanek shows how to use the Internet effectively by working step-by-step through each of the technologies that tie the Internet together, including how to send e-mail, how to participate in discussion groups, how to browse the Web for information, and a whole lot more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761512950
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Series: In a Weekend Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Friday Evening
Introducing the Net and the Web
How Did It All Get Started
The Net vs. the Web
Tools You Will Use to Tame the Net
Tools You Will Use to Do More on the Net
Getting Connected
Hitching a Ride
Getting Your Computer onto the Internet
Next Stop: Finding Someone Who Will Connect You
Major On-Ramps for the Net and the Web
Information Overload: Get What You Need the Easy Way
Going Online for the First Time
Troubleshooting Connection Problems
Saturday Morning
Surfing the Web
The Browser: Your Window to the Web
Getting Started with Your Browser
Getting Around on the Web
Printing Web Pages
Uh-Oh - What's Wrong?
Working With Your Browser
Exploration Tips
Find Lists of Places You've Been Before
Keeping Track of Your Favorite Places
Customizing Your Browser
Managing the Byte-Eating Beast
Tips for Making Your Browser Work Faster
Tips for Ensuring Your Anonymity
Tips for Making Secure Transactions
E-Mail: The Basics
Whoever Said E-mail Made Sense?
E-mail Programs You'll Love
Establishing Your Identity in Cyberspace
Creating Your First E-mail Message
Sending Mail to Anyone and Everyone
Checking Your Mail without Waiting for the mail man
Answering Your Mail
Looking Like You Really Know This E-mail Stuff
No Luck-It Must Be Broke
Managing Your Mail
Knowing Your Folders
Filing Your Messages in a Folder
Finding A Specific Message
Filing Your Messages Automatically
Sending Files in Your Messages
Saving Files Sent in Messages
Customizing the Way Your Mail Looks
Adding a Unique Signature to Your Mail
Address Books
Clearing Out Your Mailbox

Saturday Afternoon
News and Discussion
How Do Newsgroups Work?
Forget Hierarchies, Let's Look at This Logically
Who Runs the Show?
News Programs You'll Love
Setting Up Your Newsreader
Things You Should Know Before You Get Started
Participating In Discussion Groups
Finding Newsgroups the Easy Way
Let's Read Some News Messages
Replying to Newsgroup Messages
Starting a New Thread
Sending Messages to Multiple Groups
Working with Messages and Threads
Beyond Subscriptions
Something Is Wrong, Let's Try to Fix It
Mailing Lists: Another Kind Of Discussion Group
What Is a Mailing List?
How Do Mailing Lists Really Work?
Finding Mailing Lists
What Types of Lists Are Out There?
Joining a Mailing List
Tips for Sending Messages to a List
Tips for Replying to a List Message
Get Me Off This List
Common Mailing List Problems
How to Avoid Them
Chatting It Up On The Net
Introducing Chat
Be Careful-You're Entering No Man's Land
Popular Chat Programs
Talking It Up with Chat
A Bit More Before You Head for the World of Chat

Sunday Morning
Files and Your Web Browser
Making Sense of Web File Formats and
Transfer Protocols
Learning about Compressed Files
Getting Your Compression and Decompression Software
Problems with Long Filenames on Windows
Decompressing Files
Transferring Files From the Web And Beyond
What Is FTP and How Does It Work?
Popular FTP Programs
Making a File Transfer
CuteFTP: File Transfer Walkthrough
Transferring Files from the Web
Moving the Furniture around with FTP
Accessing the Computer Next Door with Telnet
Telnet-We Wish It Would Go the Way of the Dinosaur
You're Stuck With It-So How Do You Use It?
Accessing a BBS with Telnet
Accessing a Remote Computer with Telnet
Trouble on the Other Side of the World
Working with the Web's Search Engines and Directories
Finding Stuff on the Web
Searching the Web: Step by Step
Introducing the Top Search Engines and Directories

Sunday Afternoon
Finding the Best of the Web and The World
No Road Maps-But Lots of Guides
So You'd Like a Guided Tour: Start Here
Guides Are Great-But What about Local Stuff
So You'd Like to Find Stuff in Your Own Backyard
Finding People and Business
Finding Your Long-Lost Friends in the White Pages
The Best White Pages Directories Around
Finding Business in the Yellow Pages
The Best Yellow Pages Directories Around
Going Shopping Online
What You Need to Know Before You Shop
Buying Books Online
Music Shopping Online
Buying Computer Stuff Online
Finding Shopping Malls Online
Playing Games Online with Applets And Plug-Ins
Java Applets and Netscape Plug-Ins Oh My!
Gearing Up for the Games
Game Sites That Use Java
Game Sites That Use Shockwave
Playing Games Online
Appendix
Downloading Netscape Communicator and Internet Explorer
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