The Whole Internet: The Next Generation

Designed as a guide for those who don't have time to waste online finding what they want, the book covers everything from e-mail, privacy and security, to online games, connection strategies and search tools.

With information technology evolving at such a frantic pace, it is a brave person who tries to provide a comprehensive documentation or guide to this market - particularly the Internet. As with any evolving technology, today's fad can fade very quickly, and usually the best way to keep abreast is via more immediate media such as the Internet itself; however, the wealth of information on the Internet makes it is easy to feel overwhelmed, and it's also difficult to distinguish fact from fiction online. What's more, many people still like to have a tangible, physical resource to hand.

Most of the information in this well-indexed book should offer a good starting point for locating information online. Other areas covered include publishing Web pages, selling goods online, and protecting yourself from credit card fraud.

While The Whole Internet certainly is a comprehensive guide, many chapters are predominantly relevant to a North American audience - for example, the banking and finance areas. Although the information can generally be applied elsewhere, and the book focuses on "meta sites" or sites that provide extensive lists of related resources, I find that the North American focus undermines the book's value as a tool for all. If you still have to localise your information searches, the book no longer reduces time wasted finding what you want online - as it is designed to do.

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