What Makes the Book Unique
NetLingo is a book that will help your readers grasp some basic concepts about what the Internet is, how the Web works, and what they need to know to take part in the wired world - the easy way. Written by a woman using layman's language, NetLingo has been praised for its simplicity. It is a great gift for men or women, students or professionals, newbies or techies, it's for anyone who gets online!
NetLingo contains more than 3000 computer-related terms, industry-specific jargon, commonly-used shorthand, modern office phrases, and a large collection of emoticons and ASCII art. There is an Index that sorts the terms into 10 popular categories, as well as a complete list of international country codes and file extensions, and a special section called "Getting Up to Speed" for newbies.
Welcome to the online universe, it's a whole new world out there. Once you get connected, you need to know how to communicate. "Never fear, NetLingo is here!"
NetLingo is unlike any other dictionary in the sense that it offers a fun and informal approach to learning about the technical side of the Internet. NetLingo is especially appreciated by new users and by people who work in the industry. Unlike the "Dummies" dictionary (which is actually full of incorrect information), NetLingo explains things "as if you're describing it to your mother" in an accurate and easy-to-understand way. It is unique because the book works in conjunction with the Web site; there are more than 100 definitions in the book that refer readers to that same definition on NetLingo.com, where they can find a direct link or download to the described product or organization - this makes it easy for newbies to learn about the online world while they're using it!
Even though NetLingo likes to cater to newbies, the fact is that techies love it -- there are thousands of advanced terms in the Dictionary relating to software, hardware, networking, programming, technologies, and standards, as well as information about netcentric companies, organizations, and people. Having worked first-hand in the industry for seven years, the author is both technical and creative when it comes to the Web; the Dictionary compliments this experience by offering a broad range of technical, creative, business and slang-oriented terms that are commonly seen or heard when discussing the world's most revolutionary communications medium of all time, the Internet.
Within the vast array and enormous amount of Web sites, NetLingo.com is known as one of the "Best 100 Web sites in the World" and one of the "Top 3 Online Dictionaries." It is well placed within the search engines and "linked to" by fans around the world (more than 10,000 other Web sites link to NetLingo). The two top competitors (Whatis.com and Webopedia.com) were recently acquired by large Internet entities as the need for this kind of user-friendly information continues to grow. In fact, recent press coverage in the New York Times indicates that "net lingo" or "cyber jargon" is the latest trend.
A partial list of the news coverage NetLingo has received includes People Magazine, MSNBC, New York Times, eBay magazine, Inc. Online, Fortune Magazine, Yahoo! Magazine, PC Magazine, Fast Company, Reader's Digest, USA Today, blink magazine (the Earthlink publication), Associated Press of Canada, TNN, E! Entertainment, the SciFi Channel, Computer Currents magazine, The World Wide Web Radio Show, The Net magazine, Snap!, iGuide, NetGuide, CNET, Internet.com, Women in Technology International, UK Online.
NetLingo The Internet Dictionary (ISBN: 0-9706396-7-8, price $19.95) is "A comprehensive A-Z of every kind of Internet gibberish you are ever likely to encounter," says Reader's Digest. It is 528-page paperback book containing more than 3000 Internet-related terms along with an Index that sorts each term into 10 categories, and an Appendix of more than 1200 Chat Acronyms and Smileys, plus much more. Based on the award-winning Web site "www.NetLingo.com" it is written by a woman using layman's language that has helped millions of people since 1995 learn the new lingo associated with the online world of business and communication. It contains standard technical terminology every online user needs to know, as well as popular jargon, advanced terms and more than 550 online business terms. Featured in the New York Times, MSNBC, USA Today, Fortune Magazine, Reader's Digest, People Magazine, PC Magazine, and many others, NetLingo is the hip, handy insider's guide for Web users, educators, and industry professionals. Get a copy for someone you know, he or she will thank you!