How to Do Everything with Yahoo!

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9780072125610: How to Do Everything with Yahoo!

-- Yahoo has the most loyal use base among all portals in the World Wide Web with 1/3 of the market share
-- Shows how to obtain free e-mail and customize the Yahoo screen for displaying information pertinent to the user
-- Explains how to create a free Web site with Yahoo
-- Provides advice on how to store private information securely on Yahoo's server from personal finance information securely on selling auction items through Yahoo
-- Explain how to communicate with others beyond basic e-mail with the new "voice-chat feature"

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You can do just about anything on Yahoo!--the site that started out as a popular Web subject tree, and has morphed into a center for doing everything from finding a job to finding a date. How to Do Everything with Yahoo! documents the site's capabilities as they were in the third quarter of 2000. Essentially, author Alan Neibauer talks about Yahoo! as if it were a powerful application, and not a Web site. This is an appropriate approach (on Yahoo's part, as well as Neibauer's). Even if you use the site all of the time, this book likely will introduce you to cool things that you can do with--or that you never knew existed on--the popular portal.

The book begins at the registration process that gets you a free Web-based e-mail account. Calendar management, maps, auctions, travel, and the rest of the services that your registration gives you access to--including the surfer-friendly subject tree that made Yahoo! famous in the first place--are covered next. You'll find lots of references to other sites, too. One potential flaw lies in the explicit procedures that advise the reader to "choose this, click that"--they aren't well suited to Web services like Yahoo!, and too often they become obsolete without notice, anyway. --David Wall

Topics covered:

  • Yahoo! as a tool for finding information and communicating online
  • E-mail accounts
  • Calendar management
  • Maps
  • Auctions
  • Personal finance
  • Instant messaging
  • Special coverage of family-friendly accounts

From the Back Cover:

Get the most out of Yahoo! - the most popular and powerful portal on the Web - using this incredibly resourceful and easy-to-use guide. Much more than a search engine, Yahoo! has a number of useful features and free services, including e-mail, news, calendar, chat, stocks, weather, sports, and shopping, all personalized and available to you from any computer anytime you access the Internet. This book starts out by showing you how to set your online ID and e-mail and customize your Yahoo! screen. The chapters are organized so each one details a specific feature of Yahoo!, making this a valuable tutorial as well as a comprehensive reference. This is your one-stop guide to the vast number of tools and features available on yahoo!

Inside, learn to:

Customize your home page Manage your online calendar Store files online Use white/yellow pages to find friends Get maps and driving directions Find the best stocks and funds and track your portfolio Buy, sell, or rent real estate Buy and sell in auctions Compare prices and shop Plan a trip and make reservations Keep up with news and weather Chat with friends and join message boards Run free personals and classified ads Send and receive instant messages Buy, lease, and maintain automobiles

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