Old Fart's Guide to Internet Searches: With an Emphasis on Google

Old Fart's Guide to Internet Searches: With an Emphasis on Google


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Old Fart's Guide to Internet Searches: With an Emphasis on Google by Aaron Rosenzweig

Everyone can benefit from interaction with the World Wide Web. This book takes the unique approach of introducing the art of searching for information on the Web to those people who did not grow up using a computer during the early days of the Internet. Of particular interest are those of us who are over fifty years young. Imagine a newspaper with color photographs. That's not so hard. Most Sunday papers come in color these days. Now visualize that the newspaper has video and audio. Instead of just seeing a photograph of an event, you could actually see part of, or perhaps all of, the event just by touching a part of the newspaper which said "show me." Suppose this newspaper not only showed headlines from today's New York Times, but also showed headlines from the Washington Post and nearly every other newspaper in the world! Wouldn't it be nice if this super newspaper could define a word for us that we didn't understand just by touching it? Wouldn't it be grand if after reading an article about a new product, we could immediately be given a list of places to buy it? Now the toughest part, envision that such a marvel of a newspaper exists and is available every time your computer is connected to the Internet. It really does exist! It is called the World Wide Web or WWW.

The World Wide Web is a cute name which implies that there is information available across the world and connected together in a zillion different ways just like a spider web. This guide book is special. It explains the history of the World Wide Web. You learn why the Web was invented and how it has evolved. A new "case study" approach shows you how to search the Web with concrete examples. When you are ready, there is an in depth explanation of how to milk the best searches out of "Google," the most popular search tool. Additionally, many search tools are presented with the special features of each pointed out. For those without Internet access, a chapter is devoted to helping you find an Internet provider.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780974218830
Publisher: Cocoa Nuts Technology, LLC
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.62(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents3
Who's the Old Fart?11
How to Read This Book13
What is the Internet?17
Internet Service Provider or ISP17
Email or electronic mail18
WWW or World Wide Web20
Newsgroups or USENET21
Six types of Internet connections21
National ISP companies26
Researching quality ISP services27
What Kind of Computer Do I Need?33
Microsoft Windows PC34
Linux PC35
What is a Web Browser?41
IE (Internet Explorer)42
Other Web browsers51
Purpose of so many Web browsers61
What is a Search Engine?65
Alta Vista71
Internet channel75
Pictures channel77
Stock channel78
Movies channel79
Yellow Pages channel80
eBay channel81
Flights channel82
Dictionary channel83
Translation channel84
AppleCare channel85
How do I Find What I'm Looking For?101
Case studies104
Find a friend104
Find financial information and stock listings111
Find a book112
Find a recipe113
Find movie listings114
Find TV listings114
Find electronics and computers115
Find an acronym116
Find software117
Find reviews (on anything)118
Find a newspaper120
Find things to do on the weekend121
Find a vacation spot123
Find driving directions124
Find a Yellow Pages listing125
Think like a programmer125
Use a few critical words125
Think of a complete phrase127
Designate a particular web site to search128
Determine some words you do not want to find130
Purposely misspell words132
Check a Web site's "back links"132
Locate an expert133
Search in other languages134
Search by file format140
Pay for some human intervention143
Internet Pitfalls147
How your loved ones use the web147
Don't be fooled by a hoax148
Respecting copyrights150
Fake Web sites151
Old Fart's Guide Forums155
A new topic157
A new poll159
Replying to a topic160
General guidelines162
Useful Web Sites165
Old Fart's Guide on the web165
Look at what other people are searching for165
Newsgroups (USENET)166
Technical dictionary167
Medical dictionary167
Legal dictionary167
Current events (News)168
Shopping catalogs168
Price comparison shopping169
About the Author195

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