Today I am pleased to have Terry Lynne Hale with us for a gif interview! In case you are new to the site, a gif interview is where the author is only allowed to answer my questions using gifs or pictures. I hope you enjoy it!
Hello Terry Lynne Hale and welcome to the blog!
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How are you feeling about The Straightforward Internet finally being out in the wild (aka published)?
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What gave you the inspiration to write about Gen-Exers and the Internet?
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Are you afraid of anything? Would you share it with us?
What’s it like to actually hold a book you’ve written in your hands for the first time?
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What is your reaction when you walk into a new bookstore?
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You have writer’s block, what does your reaction look like?
What is the hardest part about being an author for you?
Can you give us a hint on what your next book will be about?
Thank you for visiting the blog, Terry Lynne Hale. It was such a pleasure to have you!
About Terry Lynne Hale:
Baby boomer Terry Lynne Hale, had to make a living (like most readers) so she incorporated her love of writing into nearly every career position she’s held. From advertising copy to training manuals for sales, customer service and research, to classifieds, to corporate policy manuals, Hale always found a way to write.
Hale is a Kansas City freelance writer and author whose first book, Ageless Internet, won the 2012 Indie Excellence Award. Her business experience provided ample opportunity for writing and marketing. Terry has three featured Squidoo lenses (now Hub Pages) and is a Diamond Ezine Articles expert author. Her freelancing work includes corporate and training manuals, blog posts, press releases, and web content. She lives with her husband and their rescued cat, Stinker, whose name reflects her willful personality.
Terry Lynne’s latest book (edited by Victoria Hale and published February 3, 2017) is called The Straightforward Internet: Your Simplified Guide to Exploring Everything from Basics to Social Media to The Deep Web. A 4 Star Review earned her “Indie Reader Approved” status and it can be viewed at https://indiereader.com/2017/07/48999/. IndieReader verdict: Intended for those intimidated by the internet and hope it is a passing fad, Hale’s book is mercifully free of intimidating techno-jargon, and achieves its goal of easing resistant Gen X’rs into eventual mastery of the internet. – IndieReader
The Straightforward Internet cuts through the complex digital universe that is cyberspace, and simplifies information that the reader can quickly absorb and apply, if they choose to. Geared for Gen-Exers and anyone who has been reluctant to embrace all that the Internet offers, it also speaks to the technologically competent reader that understands how fluid the digital universe is and wants to stay on top of it. Plus, there’s information for everyone that falls between these categories. For background fun, occasional references to the original Back to the Future movie touches on the experiences of Marty & Doc.
Beginning with BASICS such as an explanation of the Internet’s origin, to how it works, to downloading and uploading content, to how we travel via dial-up, DSL or satellite, this book’s basic section also covers email, instant messaging, Netiquette, fact-checking, avoiding viruses, computers and peripherals, how to protect those investments and more.
INTERMEDIATE exploration covers understanding your computer’s operating system, social engineering and phishing, differences between paid and organic search engine results, understanding Cloud storage, Social Media, blogging, online dating, fun and hidden Internet games like Easter Egg Hunts, naughty niche sites, Internet auctions, payment gateways, Catfishing and more.
Moving on to more ADVANCED data The Straightforward Internet explains ZIP utilities, PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and when to use them, the Deep Web and its history, how to get there, what is there to do on the Deep Web, Darknet shopping, understanding the escrow system, legal risks, introduction and economics of Bitcoin, associated Deep Web lingo, and more.
The Straightforward Internet also provides a Glossary, website links of interest, end notes, and an index. Since the Internet’s arrival in our collective consciousness, human attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. We must communicate swiftly and succinctly to hold one anothers attention. This book packs a lot of critical information into a fairly small package, delivering something for (nearly) everyone. Expertise surely exists beyond mine but it’s often accompanied by an inability to express itself in everyday language so the majority can comprehend it.
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