There's no question that America Online has made the Internet fun and accessible for millions. Thanks to this popular software, people from all walks of life are browsing the Web, e-mailing others the world over, chatting online, creating Web pages, even shopping and investing online. For the average newbie, however, getting to know AOL and its wide array of powerful tools and services can be quite an overwhelming task. That's why authors and AOL enthusiasts Charles Bowen and Jennifer Watson wrote Teach Yourself America Online.
Written for the budding Netizen, Teach Yourself America Online has many of the same qualities that make the Internet so wildly popular. It has an engaging, visual style, a quick-reference format, and plenty of step-by-step instructions and examples. Combine this with no-nonsense, jargon-free writing and valuable expert insight, and you've got a winning solution for mastering AOL at your own pace.
About the Author
About the Authors Charles Bowen has been writing about online services since 1982. This is his 15th book about life in cyberspace. He also has been a contributing editor and columnist for assorted magazines, including Home PC, Editor & Publisher, and America West. In addition, he is the host of a daily syndicated radio show called The Internet News, carried in the U.S. and, via Voice of America, on more than 600 stations worldwide. He is 49 years old and lives in Huntington, West Virginia, with his wife, Pamela. Jennifer Watson is one of AOL's foremost teachers. As founder of the VirtualLeader Academy an online training center for AOL's volunteers, partners, and employees she teaches AOL leaders how to make the AOL community come alive. Her compilation of tips and tricks, prepared and shared with AOL's membership, became the best-selling AOL Companion (now in its 2nd Edition). Jennifer is also the AOL keywords collector and author of AOL Keywords, 3rd Edition.
Table of Contents
PART I: Learning the Software and Navigating AOL.
Chapter 1: Installing and Learning the Software.
Chapter 2: Using Electronic Mail.
Chapter 3: Exploring the System.
PART II: Going Online Like a Pro.
Chapter 4: Chatting Online.
Chapter 5: Using Record-Keeping Tools.
Chapter 6: Using Forums and Automating AOL.
Chapter 7: Exploring the Internet.
PART III: Getting the Most Out of AOL Channel Surfing.
Chapter 8: Getting Your News.
Chapter 9: Using the Travel and International Channels.
Chapter 10: Minding Your Money.
Chapter 11: Using the Computing Channel.
Chapter 12: Aiding Education.
Chapter 13: Finding Fun and Games.
Chapter 14: Exploring Interests and Lifestyles.
Chapter 15: Shopping Online.
Chapter 16: Finding Family Interests.
Appendix A: Answers to Personal Workbook Questions.
Appendix B: Shortcuts and Keywords.
Appendix C: Helpful Tips.