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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<ul><li> 1. How the Internet can make your life easier<br />Ewing Branch LibraryComputer Training<br />ewingtrain@yahoo.com<br /></li></ul> <p> 2. Internet is a personal matter<br />Defined by how you use it.<br />Boomers just as enthusiastic about the benefits of e-mail and the web.<br />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<br /> 3. 218 million Americans online<br />Research products<br />Hobbies<br />Medical conditions<br />Driving directions<br />News<br />18-24: nightlife, comics, wrestling<br />55plus: horseracing, golf, stocks, travel, virtual pharmacies<br /> 4. Family and personal history<br />MCL.org Ancestry, Heritage Quest database<br />Legacy.com-obituaries, guest books<br />Classmates.com<br />Facebook.com<br />Aarp.org/onlinecommunity<br />stumbleupon<br /> 5. PHOTOS<br />Flickr.com<br />Kodakgallery.com<br />Snapfish.com<br /> 6. Free MOVIES/TV<br />Hulu.com<br />Youtube.com<br />Mymoviefest?Vimeo?<br />Fox.com<br />Abc.com <br /> 7. BANKING<br />Households handling money on web doubled<br />INGDirect<br />Online bank with higher interest rates<br />E-trade.com<br />Everbank.com<br />Traditional banks-online services free (bill pay)<br /> 8. MAPS<br />Maps.google.com<br />Mapquest.com<br />Yahoo! Maps<br />Google Maps: Street View<br />Empire State Building, NY<br /> 9. SHOPPING<br />Zappos.com<br />Mysimon.com, shopzilla.com, pricegrabber.com<br />amazon<br />Etsy.com<br /> 10. REAL ESTATE<br />Zillow.com<br />Estimate your homes value<br />Trulia.com- chat with locals<br />FSBO.com- sell by yourself<br />Realtor.com<br /> 11. HEALTH<br />Medlineplus.gov<br />Health.NIH.gov<br />Mayoclinic.com<br />WebMD.com-articles, tests, <br />tools, <br /> 12. Evaluation form<br />Handouts<br />Thank you for your time!<br /></p>