This book provides illustrated, step-by-step guidance to use the Internet without jargon you normally encounter. It is an easy-to-read book that not only tells you how to accomplish your goal, but also how to avoid bad things that might happen along the way. There are chapters on surfing the web, purchasing online, navigating special web pages, using email, and using social networking tools, such as blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. For example, when explaining the Internet, it includes a discussion of how web pages work, who creates them (and why), how to use search engines, and when to use bookmarks. It even includes a list of web pages that might be of interest to readers, and a discussion of the mechanics of surfing. Another chapter covers navigating website, including how to purchase online, and how to navigate special pages, such as eBay, StumbleUpon, iTunes, photo sites and Wikipedia. The following chapter covers email including how to create and answer email, email etiquette, guidelines for meeting the challenge of too much email, and smart email use to avoid spam, scams, viruses and phishing. This is followed by a chapter on blogging and social networking, which not only helps you set up a blog, or a Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn account, but also how to use those tools to meet your own personal needs. Although the problems with the Internet (and how to avoid them) is discussed throughout, the book ends with a chapter on how to use the Internet safely and how specific practices make it possible.
Finally, the book is supplemented by a helpful blog to help keep users up to date on Internet use, and to provide a forum for questions. It can be accessed at https://internetuseforseniors.wordpress.com.
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About the Author
Vicki Sauter lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband. They have one grown son. When she is not at the computer, she collects photos of street lamps, studies genealogy, and needlepoints.