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ICQ for dummies
Weverka, Peter.
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Publication Information:
Foster City, Calif. : IDG Books Worldwide, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contains information on using ICQ, a free software chat and messaging system.
General Note:
Includes index.
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TK5105.73 .W48 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Not just a clever way to spell "I Seek You," ICQ is the Web-wise way to chatting and messaging. ICQ For Dummies authors Peter Weverka and Michael Taylor, computer publishing pros, spell out what it takes to use this popular Web tool to your advantage and watch your own popularity grow, too! Download ICQ for free and register with Chat to your heart's content by using chatiquette Search the White Pages for kindred chatters Send files, bookmarks, and more through ICQ Handle contact lists Make the most out of message boards Post a personal profile Power-surf with Tap into telephony and video-conference And with ICQ, all of this is possible while maintaining your online privacy. With this For Dummies guide at your side, navigate the maze that is the mushrooming ICQ!

Get more out of the largest communication network available on the Internet today. You'll soon discover that you can truly meet people and influence them, and from the cool comfort of your keyboard.

Author Notes

Peter Weverka is the author of 15 computer books, including Dummies 101®: Microsoft® Office 2000. Michael Taylor is a management consultant specializing in interactive media and video networks.

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Library Journal Review

ICQ (I seek you) basically started the instant message business that has spread to AOL, Microsoft, and elsewhere; it is a way to create online chat groups that focus on special issues. Weverka and Taylor's book offers a very basic introduction explaining what ICQ is, where to get ICQ, how to use ICQ on the Internet, and how to find ICQ archives. Get multiple copies, this book will be popular. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Part I Getting Started with ICQ
Chapter 1 New Kid on the Block
Chapter 2 Registering Yourself with ICQ
Chapter 3 Up and Running with ICQ
Part II Making Friends in the ICQ Community
Chapter 4 Chatting the Day Away
Chapter 5 More Chat Topics
Chapter 6 Managing Your Contact List
Chapter 7 Finding People Who Share Your Interests
Chapter 8 Sending and Receiving Messages, Files, and Other Items
Chapter 9 Publicizing Yourself on ICQ and the Internet
Part III ICQ and the Internet
Chapter 10 Searching the Internet from ICQ
Chapter 11 Creating and Designing an ICQ Homepage
Chapter 12 Getting Around the PeopleSpace Directory
Part IV Getting More out of ICQ
Chapter 13 Making ICQ Work Your Way
Chapter 14 Maintaining Your Privacy and Security as You Use ICQ
Chapter 15 Message Archive: ICQ as a Personal Information Manager
Chapter 16 ICQ as a Launching Pad for Telephony Applications
Part V The Part of Tens
Chapter 17 Ten Very Cool Things You Can Do in ICQ
Chapter 18 Ten Tips for Searching the Internet Faster and Better
Chapter 19 Ten Techniques for Maintaining Your Privacy
Chapter 20 Ten ICQ Hoaxes
Part VI Appendixes
Appendix A Getting Help with ICQ
Appendix B Backing Up Your ICQ Contact List, Bookmarks, and More
Appendix C Chat Room Acronyms and Smileys
Appendix D Glossary of ICQ Terms
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