Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Rule the Web

Rule the Web

How to Do Anything and Everything on the Internet---Better, Faster, Easier

Mark Frauenfelder

St. Martin's Griffin



Trade Paperback

In Rule the Web, you'll learn how to:

* Browse recklessly, free from viruses, ads, and spyware

* Turn your browser into a secure and powerful anywhere office

* Raze your old home page and build a modern Web masterpiece

* Get the news so fast it'll leave skidmarks on your inbox

* Fire your broker and let the Internet make you rich

* Claim your fifteen megabytes of fame with a blog or podcast

You use the Web to shop, do your banking, have fun, find facts, connect with family, share your thoughts with the world, and more. But aren't you curious about what else the Web can do for you? Or if there are better, faster, or easier ways to do what you're already doing? Let the world's foremost technology writer, Mark Frauenfelder, help you unlock the Internet's potential—and open up a richer, nimbler, and more useful trove of resources and services, including:

EXPRESS YOURSELF, SAFELY. Create and share blogs, podcasts, and online video with friends, family, and millions of potential audience members, while protecting yourself from identity theft and fraud.

DIVIDE AND CONQUER. Tackle even the most complex online tasks with ease, from whipping up a gorgeous Web site to doing all your work faster and more efficiently within your browser, from word processing to investing to planning a party.

THE RIGHT WAY, EVERY TIME. Master state-of-the-art techniques for doing everything from selling your house to shopping for electronics, with hundreds of carefully researched tips and tricks.

TIPS FROM THE INSIDERS. Mark has asked dozens of the best bloggers around to share their favorite tips on getting the most out of the Web.


Rule the Web

I think my favorite thing about the Internet is the way it lets anyone with a computer and a $20-a-month connection create and distribute their words, sounds, images,...



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Praise for Rule the Web

“Frauenfelder knows the answer to every question you have ever asked. Luckily he has written it all down here for you, on non-electric pages which even you can understand.” —John Hodgman, author of The Areas of My Expertise and correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

“Frauenfelder doesn't just live on the cutting edge…he is the cutting edge.” —Seth Godin, author of Small is the New Big

“When it comes to capturing the zeitgeist of the Web, nobody does it better than Mark Frauenfelder.” —John Battelle, author of The Search

Rule the Web is like The Joy of Cooking, only it's about the Web instead of meatloaf.” —Xeni Jardin, NPR News technology contributor

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About the author

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the founding editor of the world's most popular blog,, as well as the editor-in-chief of the hit technology magazine Make. Formerly an editor at Wired and a technology columnist for Playboy, he is frequently interviewed for television, radio, and print, including MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and Business Week.

Mark Frauenfelder

© Bart Nagel

BoingBoing, founded by Frauenfelder

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