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Things You Should Know<br />Computer Basics, Passwords, & Other Tidbits<br />LeAnn Suchy<br />leann@metronet.lib.mn.us<br ...
Browsers<br />
Mozilla Firefox<br />Firefox is your safest bet and will work best with web 2.0 tools<br />Image from Flickr - http://www....
Address bar & URLs<br />A URL - metronetmili.pbworks.com<br />
Copy, Paste, & Undo<br />
Copy, Paste, & Undo<br />For PCs:<br /><ul><li>CTRL+C: Copy
CTRL+X: Cut
CTRL+V: Paste
CTRL+Z: Undo</li></ul>For Macs:<br /><ul><li>Command+C: Copy
Command+X: Cut
Command+V: Paste
Command+Z: Undo</li></li></ul><li>Making the screen bigger<br />CTRL+ or Command+<br />To make it small: CTRL- or Command-...
Online identities<br />Think about keeping work & play separate<br />Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/shau...
Signing up for accounts<br />
Signing up for accounts<br />
Usernames<br /><ul><li>john, suzie, nathan, patricia…these usernames are probably taken
johnj55104 may be available
Make it something memorable to you</li></li></ul><li>Passwords<br />Be original<br />Be creative<br />Use CAPS, numb3r5 an...
Passwords<br />Insert CAPS, numb3r5 and $ymbo!$ in place of some letters in common words:<br /><ul><li>M!nnes0t@
F1$h1ng
$n0wm0bile</li></ul>Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/4667174817/<br />
Passwords<br />Take quotes to make a password…<br />“‘Tis but a scratch, I’ve had worse.”<br />Tb@$Ihw<br />
Passwords<br />Or how about the bridgekeeper…<br />
Passwords<br />“What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?”<br /><ul><li>Wita$voau$</li></li></ul><li>Password ...
Password books<br />
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  1. 1. Things You Should Know<br />Computer Basics, Passwords, & Other Tidbits<br />LeAnn Suchy<br />leann@metronet.lib.mn.us<br />MILI 2011-2012<br />
  2. 2. Browsers<br />
  3. 3. Mozilla Firefox<br />Firefox is your safest bet and will work best with web 2.0 tools<br />Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/-sparrow/102301822/<br />
  4. 4. Address bar & URLs<br />A URL - metronetmili.pbworks.com<br />
  5. 5. Copy, Paste, & Undo<br />
  6. 6. Copy, Paste, & Undo<br />For PCs:<br /><ul><li>CTRL+C: Copy
  7. 7. CTRL+X: Cut
  8. 8. CTRL+V: Paste
  9. 9. CTRL+Z: Undo</li></ul>For Macs:<br /><ul><li>Command+C: Copy
  10. 10. Command+X: Cut
  11. 11. Command+V: Paste
  12. 12. Command+Z: Undo</li></li></ul><li>Making the screen bigger<br />CTRL+ or Command+<br />To make it small: CTRL- or Command-<br />
  13. 13. Online identities<br />Think about keeping work & play separate<br />Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaunwong/2040104183/<br />
  14. 14. Signing up for accounts<br />
  15. 15. Signing up for accounts<br />
  16. 16. Usernames<br /><ul><li>john, suzie, nathan, patricia…these usernames are probably taken
  17. 17. johnj55104 may be available
  18. 18. Make it something memorable to you</li></li></ul><li>Passwords<br />Be original<br />Be creative<br />Use CAPS, numb3r5 and $ymbo!$<br />Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/4667174817/<br />
  19. 19. Passwords<br />Insert CAPS, numb3r5 and $ymbo!$ in place of some letters in common words:<br /><ul><li>M!nnes0t@
  20. 20. F1$h1ng
  21. 21. $n0wm0bile</li></ul>Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/4667174817/<br />
  22. 22. Passwords<br />Take quotes to make a password…<br />“‘Tis but a scratch, I’ve had worse.”<br />Tb@$Ihw<br />
  23. 23. Passwords<br />Or how about the bridgekeeper…<br />
  24. 24. Passwords<br />“What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?”<br /><ul><li>Wita$voau$</li></li></ul><li>Password books<br />
  25. 25. Password books<br />
  26. 26. Everyone can learn new tricks<br />Huff post article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/23/virginia-campbell-99-year_n_549496.html<br />
  27. 27. Everyone can learn new tricks<br />Everyone can learn new tricks if they bring…<br /><ul><li>A positive attitude
  28. 28. A willingness to try something new
  29. 29. The knowledge that even after you try something you may not like it, but you won’t know unless you try</li></li></ul><li>Me & Twitter<br />
  30. 30. Me & Twitter<br />Boo! Hiss!<br />So stupid!<br />I’m never using that!<br />
  31. 31. Me & Twitter<br />60% of new Twitter users leave Twitter within a month. I’m sure I’ll be part of that 60%.<br />
  32. 32. Me & Twitter<br />
  33. 33. I’m your encouragement<br />
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