The Google Chrome team has recently launched an interactive eBook, 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web, to educate people about the basics of the Internet, the building blocks of web pages and the exciting developments in browsers and web technologies.
Mashable suggested that this eBook was developed because Google found out in a street survey that the average person are not familiar with the Internet or the web. In fact, when Google asked people in the survey, “what is a browser?”, less than 8% of the respondents manage to provide the right answer.
This book is organized into 20 short chapters and accompanied by well-drawn illustrations. I have provided an overview of the contents below.
20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web – Content Page
- What is the Internet?
- Cloud Computing
- Web Apps
- 3D in the Browser
- A Browser Madrigal
- Browser Extensions
- Syncronizing the Browser
- Browser Cookies
- Browsers and Privacy
- Malware, Phishing and Security Risks
- How Modern Browsers Help Protect You from Malware and Phishing
- Using Web Addresses to Stay Safe
- IP Addresses and DNS
- Validating Identities Online
- Evolving to a Faster Web
- Open Source and Browsers
- 19 Things Later…
I think Google’s new book is a really useful read, for both seasoned Internet Marketers and new bloggers who are trying to earn some money online. What are your thoughts?