Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Teach Parents Tech

The March 2011 AARP bulletin had a small article about the website
This website could be very helpful for people just learning computer and Internet skills. The site was the idea of Jason Toff, a product marketing manager at Google. Every time he went to visit his parents, they gave him a "tech to-do" list and he discovered this was pretty common among his co-workers. They came up with this website which offers 50 two-minute videos with step-by-step instructions on everything from how to cut and paste to creating a blog. The site was set up so "kids" could e-mail tech support "care packages" to their parents. I tried the site today and the videos under "the basics" were great but I couldn't get in to any other categories. I kept getting the message "too many parents were learning too much useful stuff at the moment and to try back later"


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