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  1. 1. Shopping Online Brought to you by Fresno County Public Library Written by Lisa Lindsay, MLIS
  2. 2. Class Goals Today you will:  Learn some of the basics of secure transactions  Learn about the more common online retailers  Practice comparison shopping between competitors03/21/13 2
  3. 3. Secure TransactionsWhen you are using a computer to do anything that involves financial information it is critical to make sure the transaction is secure (not seen by a third party).03/21/13 3
  4. 4. What to look for on the screen Users use Facebook to share web links, photos, or simply to share what’s on their mind. This is called a status update. From the main page, look for “Update Status” above your friends updates. Try it! Update your status now!03/21/13 4
  5. 5. Special Considerations forLibrary ComputersIt is simply not ideal to do something secure on ashared computer but if you must:•Always make sure you are using your barcodeand log-out completely (online account andcomputer session)•Use “InPrivate” Browsing, found under Toolswithin Microsoft ExplorerSee Tip Sheet for more
  6. 6. Passwords Matter  As soon as you have your password memorized, destroy whatever you wrote it on (better yet choose one you can memorize and never write it down!)  Safe passwords—upper lower, numbers, letters and symbols and at least 10 characters.  Example 1: 30+3=Th1rtyThr33  Example 2: LL&PMrSp0ck (Live Long and Prosper Mr Spock)  (both are easy to remember and not easy to guess)03/21/13 6
  7. 7. How Common is Online Shopping? On a typical day, 21% of adults search for product information online (as of 2010). .”03/21/13 7
  8. 8. Using Google Google -- > More  Reviews on local --- > Shopping businesses03/21/13 8
  9. 9. Common Online Retailers AmazoneBay 03/21/13 9
  10. 10. Amazon03/21/13 10
  11. 11. Things to practice  Shop for something you’d like to buy at Amazon  Look for the same item using Google Shopping  Find reviews on favorite restaurant using Google or Yelp.  Now find the same item on eBay  Can you find it used?03/21/13 11
  12. 12. Before you leave…  Please complete the class evaluation.  svy.mk/compclass03/21/13 12
  13. 13. Creative Commons License  Written October, 2012 by Lisa Lindsay of Fresno County Public Library.  This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike Licensed. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/license s/by-nc-sa/2.5/03/21/13 13

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