From an overview of how the Internet works–including a primer on computer communication and explanations of how providers like America Online, CompuServe, Microsoft Network, and the many lesser-known companies operate–to a savvy insider’s evaluation of the services available to gay men and lesbians online, Richard Laermer presents a definitive survey of what’s happening in queer cyberspace today and how to make the most of it.
Get On With It describes how to meet people with common interests, find information on health and other personal issues, keep up with the latest news, learn about travel or drag, and simply do more online. More than 350 World Wide Web sites and other internet access areas are discussed and rated candidly. Learn how to use E-mail uniquely, join newsgroups en masse, get into chat areas, surf the Net for outrageous and unpredictable sites, and where to go "off-line." Such controversial matters as pornography, privacy, and censorship are also investigated in detail.
About Richard Laermer
Richard Laermer is a longtime media guy. His book series, Native’s Guide to New York: Advice With Attitude for People Who Live Here and Visitors We Like (Norton) will be released in June in its fifth edition, 15th anniversary ed.Laermer’s… More about Richard Laermer
Published by Broadway Books May 19, 1997| 320 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-1/2| ISBN 9780553069341