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How the Internet can make your life easier

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Class offered at the Ewing Branch Library August 2009

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    How the Internet can make your life easier How the Internet can make your life easier Presentation Transcript

    • How the Internet can make your life easier
      Ewing Branch LibraryComputer Training
      ewingtrain@yahoo.com
    • Internet is a personal matter
      Defined by how you use it.
      Boomers just as enthusiastic about the benefits of e-mail and the web.
      “There are still some holdouts who think their lives are just fine without the Internet. That will get harder and harder to continue to do.” – Jeffrey Cole, Center for the Digital Future
    • 218 million Americans online
      Research products
      Hobbies
      Medical conditions
      Driving directions
      News
      18-24: nightlife, comics, wrestling
      55plus: horseracing, golf, stocks, travel, virtual pharmacies
    • Family and personal history
      MCL.org Ancestry, Heritage Quest database
      Legacy.com-obituaries, guest books
      Classmates.com
      Facebook.com
      Aarp.org/onlinecommunity
      stumbleupon
    • PHOTOS
      Flickr.com
      Kodakgallery.com
      Snapfish.com
    • Free MOVIES/TV
      Hulu.com
      Youtube.com
      Mymoviefest? Vimeo?
      Fox.com
      Abc.com
    • BANKING
      Households handling money on web doubled
      INGDirect
      Online bank with higher interest rates
      E-trade.com
      Everbank.com
      Traditional banks- online services free (bill pay)
    • MAPS
      Maps.google.com
      Mapquest.com
      Yahoo! Maps
      Google Maps: Street View
      “Empire State Building, NY”
    • SHOPPING
      Zappos.com
      Mysimon.com, shopzilla.com, pricegrabber.com
      amazon
      Etsy.com
    • REAL ESTATE
      Zillow.com
      Estimate your home’s value
      Trulia.com- chat with locals
      FSBO.com- sell by yourself
      Realtor.com
    • HEALTH
      Medlineplus.gov
      Health.NIH.gov
      Mayoclinic.com
      WebMD.com-articles, tests,
      tools,
    • Evaluation form
      Handouts
      Thank you for your time!