Neat useful things to do on the internet


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Presentation I give in a class by the same name in the Horry County SC library, Socastee Branch. Shows newish web users the range of activities available on the web. Many hyperlinks are active on the slides.

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  • Neat things you can do on the Internet is a presentation developed by Jim and Shirley White to give as part of a class at the Socastee Library, Horry County SC. There are hyperlinks associated with almost all of the icons, click on them and you will be taken to the associated web site. The class is intended for folks who have made relatively little use of the WWW and are interested in learning how useful it can be on a day by day basis in many different life situation.
  • Looking for ideas on how to clean a spill or a stain?You have the urge to redecorate a room, but need ideas for beginning this new project. Do you want to look at paint colors or wallpaper? It’s easy! See the Benjamin Moore link or the Better Homes and Garden (BHG) link.Most appliance manuals are available online. Appliance repair information can be found by typing the make and model of your appliance into the Google search box. If that does not work, go to the manufacturers web site, navigate your way to information on your model, click on support and/or user manual. Every site is different, you will have to hunt around but the information is there. There are also lists of repairman in your area. It is always best to consult a friend or neighbor for recommendations. Read reviews from clients before you call a repairman you don’t know.
  • Neat useful things to do on the internet

    1. 1. Find A Church Neat Things You Can Do On The InternetSocastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    2. 2. Reference Sites Reference sites encyclopedia http://En.WikiPedia.Org Search engine WWW.Google.ComSocastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    3. 3. Find Entertainment & Buy Tickets Sports Pelicans Baseball Find a tee time Movies & TV http://WWW.Hulu.Com Plays concerts Listen to free music of your choice SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    4. 4. Real Estate ResearchReal estate research Zillow www.Zillow.Com Realtor.Com, South Carolina rolina/nbselsc.asp?source=web Maps and estimated prices Socastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputing Computer Education
    5. 5. Health ResearchHealth research Web md Mayo clinic WWW.Mayoclinic.ComSocastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    6. 6. Household Hints, Decorating Ideas & Appliance RepairHousehold hints, decorate & appliance repair Research wallpapers paint color us/welcome-to-benjamin-moore, Look up your product & find manuals Go to manufacturers website and click and look for support/manual Stain treatment and household hints www.heloise.comSocastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    7. 7. Read Magazines & Newspapers Read magazines & newspapers http://www.NYTimes.Com http://www.USAToday.comHowever…… You will find some require a subscription,many publish only select articles, others establish an“affiliation” with a third party, etc. The newspaperbusiness as we have know it is slowly dying, killed bythe web and the free advertising site, Craigslist. Socastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputing Computer Education
    8. 8. Download and Read Books If it is Out of Copyright it is FreeDownload & read books Gutenberg Project Amazon – note: for the amazon link to the right you first to download and install the free Kindle reader app for 146011your computer at “Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg…over 38,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.” Kindle by Amazon for PC: Read more than 1 million books on your computer with free Kindle reading app. No Kindle hardware required.Socastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    9. 9. Horry County Online ServicesHorry County Online Services rtal.asp pay taxes: Pers Prop, Real Prop, Vehicle See above Pay tickets See above Search land records See above View tax maps See above MUCH MORE Socastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputing Computer Education
    10. 10. Shop for New or Used CarShop for new or used car best car for you reliabilityCompare specs/options/prices on different carsCompare pricesSocastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    11. 11. Travel (Air Rail Bus Cruise)Travel (air rail bus cruise) Find availability check directly with hotel, airline, etc Price different carriers Price different aggregators Get maps routes directions, street level pics Socastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputing Computer Education
    12. 12. Video – Search and Play Video ClipsVideo: Search and Play Video Clips – any Can also create a “channel” of yourown to upload to and share with the worldor just friends “YouTube is the dominant provider of online video in the United States, with…. more than 14 billion videos viewed in May 2010. YouTube says that roughly 60 hours of new videos are uploaded to the site every minute.” WikipediaSocastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    13. 13. Podcasts: Find & Stream or DownloadPodcasts are like Internet radio shows that If you don’t have it already, then download iTunes here:have been recorded and stored on the net you to listen to. ITunes is a free Then use iTunes to find and playprogram that lets you find, download and Podcasts (does music well also)play podcasts (& movies, & music). MostPodcasts are free.Some Podcasts Jim Enjoys Are:-Socastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    14. 14. Research Gardening IssuesResearch gardening issues Order plants online Weed control Growing zones Socastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputing Computer Education
    15. 15. Education on All LevelsEducation Chk library for book availability and reserve book http://Horry.Lib.SC.US Chk Library calendar for classes and events http://Horry.Lib.SC.US Reserve book Online college Free college lectures/courses MIT You tube - Free video tutorials many subjects Socastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputing Computer Education
    16. 16. Hunt & Apply For a JobHunt and apply for jobs Hourly WWW.SnagAJob.Com Professional / Managerial WWW.LinkedIn.Com Socastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputing Computer Education
    17. 17. Shop & Buy Used ItemsShop and buy used items Ebay – buy/sell worldwide WWW.Ebay.Com Craigslist WWW.CraigsList.Org Find job Find roommate Advertise garage sales, yard sales, car sales Buy/Sell used goods, mostly from/to locals Adver services like babysitting Socastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputing Computer Education
    18. 18. Shop For New GoodsShop for new goods Amazon WWW.Amazon.Com Almost any major store WWW.StoreNameHere.Com guess it or Google it Groceries including delivery (for a fee) SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    19. 19. Find a ChurchFind a church Stay in touch with your church Online bulletine newsletters Find a Church Example of Church Newsletter OnlineSocastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    20. 20. CommunicateCommunicate Free emaill WWW.GMail.Com Free instant messaging Free video telephony/conference WWW.Skype.ComSocastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    21. 21. Share Pictures With Friends & RelativesShare pictures w/ friends/relatives Videos Mostly still shots, not video Mostly Photographs VideosSocastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    22. 22. Weather For Anywhere, On DemandWeather reports for anywhere on demand Socastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputing Computer Education
    23. 23. Track PackagesTrack packages UPS n_US&WT.svl=PNRO_L1 FedEx USPS Socastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputing Computer Education
    24. 24. Social Media Social Media Find a Significant Other WWW.Match.Com Find a Local Group to Meet and Discuss Whatever WWW.Meetup.Com Share life (events, pictures, videos) with people you choose WWW.Facebook.Com Share Professional Contacts and Information WWW.LinkedIn.ComSocastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    25. 25. Community Involvement Community involvement POA websites (POA = Property Owners Association) Community websites Burgess community (unincorporated area) Conway (incorporated, city) Cypress River Plantation Greater Burgess CommunitySocastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    26. 26. News On Demand News on demand CNN www.CNN.Com BBC www.BBC.Co.UK Al Jazeera english Web Site Live TV/Video Web Site Home Pg English Web Site English TV/Video Video News ClipsSocastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    27. 27. Find Lost $$$ Find Lost Money SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education
    28. 28. The EndSocastee SC Library WhiteHouseComputingComputer Education