The Straightforward Internet cuts through the complex digital universe that is cyberspace, and simplifies information that the reader can quickly absorb and apply, if they choose to. Geared for Gen-Exers and anyone who has been reluctant to embrace all that the Internet offers, it also speaks to the technologically competent reader that understands how fluid the digital universe is and wants to stay on top of it. Plus, there's information for everyone that falls between these categories. For background fun, occasional references to the original Back to the Future movie touches on the experiences of Marty & Doc. Beginning with BASICS such as an explanation of the Internet's origin, to how it works, to downloading and uploading content, to how we travel via dial-up, DSL or satellite, this book's basic section also covers email, instant messaging, Netiquette, fact-checking, avoiding viruses, computers and peripherals, how to protect those investments and more.INTERMEDIATE exploration covers understanding your computer's operating system, social engineering and phishing, differences between paid and organic search engine results, understanding Cloud storage, Social Media, blogging, online dating, fun and hidden Internet games like Easter Egg Hunts, naughty niche sites, Internet auctions, payment gateways, Catfishing and more.Moving on to more ADVANCED data The Straightforward Internet explains ZIP utilities, PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and when to use them, the Deep Web and its history, how to get there, what is there to do on the Deep Web, Darknet shopping, understanding the escrow system, legal risks, introduction and economics of Bitcoin, associated Deep Web lingo, and more.The Straightforward Internet also provides a Glossary, website links of interest, end notes, and an index.Since the Internet's arrival in our collective consciousness, human attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. We must communicate swiftly and succinctly to hold one another's attention. This book packs a lot of critical information into a fairly small package, delivering something for (nearly) everyone.Expertise surely exists beyond mine but it's often accompanied by an inability to express itself in everyday language so the majority can comprehend it.Author:
Terry Lynne HalePublisher:
10.00h x 8.00w x 0.23dISBN:
9780692703731Review Citation(s): Indie Reader
About the Author
Terry Lynne Hale is a Kansas City freelance writer and author whose first book, Ageless Internet, won the 2012 Indie Excellence Award. Her business experience provided ample opportunity for writing and marketing. Terry has three featured Squidoo lenses (now Hub Pages) and is a Diamond Ezine Articles expert author. Her freelancing work includes corporate and training manuals, blog posts, press releases, and web content. She lives with her husband and their rescued cat, Stinker, whose name reflects her willful personality.
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