Review The Straightforward Internet Terry Lynne Hale

September 29, 2017

Do you want to really know why I read this book? Well, my reply is fairly simple: because I wanted to learn about making money online through the Internet. The first thing which caught my interest was the title containing a nearly magical keyword for me: Internet. I thought that I would have found helpful explanations about how to use social media and the web to make money, instead I found other things, surely helpful, but not what I was looking for. Through the several chapters I learnt the history of the Internet, from its early foundation in the1950s up to today and the basic knowledge about how to defend myself from spammers, scammers and trolls.

I also learnt unknown details about the Internet, such as, for example, the email address symbol @, namely ‘at’, was invented in 1971 and trolls are not robots as I always believed, but human beings who waste their time to attack and offend people on the Social networks. Instead to find a tutorial to make money online, I discovered a guide to better know the Internet and its dark and deep secrets.  indeed the subtitle of the book is really attractive: The Straightforward Internet: Your Simplified Guide to Exploring Everything from Basics to Social Media to the Deep Web to The Deep Web.

I was really struck about the chapter on the deep web, a sort of paralleled reality to the official web, where large communities of people, who share common interests, meet to learn how to commit suicide or homicide or how to build a bomb.

It is just on the deep web that the worst crimes happen. This paralleled world, which has own rules and passwords, is a land where everything is allowed, even to sell and buy weapons or hire terrorists. Surely, I didn’t find a book about making money online with a legit job, but a helpful and simplified guide about the threats of this still unknown world. The book is enriched by links to deepen the several topics, even though this style gave me the impression to read a long blog post turned into an eBook.

That won’t be an unforgettable work, however, is worthy of a reading, at least, and I have been very happy to read it. Since in this ebook, the writing style has been arranged as a long blog post and not as a real digital book, namely it has too many links, unfortunately my rating is 3,7 stars. I am unable to give more, because I love ebooks with few links. For them, I can always search on the Internet, I don’t need a book.


  • Valery October 5, 2017 at 18:10

    Your review pushed me to read this book. I believed you wrote positive opinions, only. Your honest review gave me a strong curiosity to verify if what you said is true. Thanks for writing this review.

    • Rosalba Mancuso October 6, 2017 at 18:43

      Hi Valery, yours is the most touching and heartfelt comment I ever received from readers. Thank you so much for writing this. I always write honest book reviews (paid reviews). These reviews mustn’t be false, because honest reviews, also paid, always drive readers to discover more about a book.

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