Teach Yourself America Online

Teach Yourself America Online

by Charles Bowen, Jennifer Watson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764575006
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/04/1999
Series: Idg Teach Yourself Series
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 8.03(w) x 9.01(h) x 1.24(d)

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.

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