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Class offered at the Ewing Branch Library August 2009

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  • 1. How the Internet can make your life easier
    Ewing Branch LibraryComputer Training
    ewingtrain@yahoo.com

2. 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
3. 218 million Americans online
Research products
Hobbies
Medical conditions
Driving directions
News
18-24: nightlife, comics, wrestling
55plus: horseracing, golf, stocks, travel, virtual pharmacies
4. Family and personal history
MCL.org Ancestry, Heritage Quest database
Legacy.com-obituaries, guest books
Classmates.com
Facebook.com
Aarp.org/onlinecommunity
stumbleupon
5. PHOTOS
Flickr.com
Kodakgallery.com
Snapfish.com
6. Free MOVIES/TV
Hulu.com
Youtube.com
Mymoviefest?Vimeo?
Fox.com
Abc.com
7. 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)
8. MAPS
Maps.google.com
Mapquest.com
Yahoo! Maps
Google Maps: Street View
Empire State Building, NY
9. SHOPPING
Zappos.com
Mysimon.com, shopzilla.com, pricegrabber.com
amazon
Etsy.com
10. REAL ESTATE
Zillow.com
Estimate your homes value
Trulia.com- chat with locals
FSBO.com- sell by yourself
Realtor.com
11. HEALTH
Medlineplus.gov
Health.NIH.gov
Mayoclinic.com
WebMD.com-articles, tests,
tools,
12. Evaluation form
Handouts
Thank you for your time!