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Web-Savvy At Every Age

December 3rd, 2009

Are You Web-Savvy?

About a decade ago one of the major internet suppliers had an ad showing three grey haired people looking at a computer screen in awe.  The message was that anyone can learn the internet.  It brought a smile to the people who viewed it.  Who would expect older people to use the internet?  After all, it was modern technology!

According to an article on eMarketer last month, data from the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) shows that seniors were more likely than any other age group to conduct e-commerce activities today.  

Children born today are familiar with computers in the same way that their parents were familiar with the television controls.

An important key to AgeEsteem is to keep up with modern technology and to continue to learn something new daily.  The internet offers an opportunity for both of these.

Not yet Web-Savvy?  Why not consider these ideas to strengthen your AgeEsteem and your ability with the web.

  1. Investigate classes at the community center or local library.  It can be fun to learn with others.
  2. Solicite the help of a grandchild or a neighborhood youth to teach you the ins and outs of the internet.  It will help build their confidence (and AgeEsteem!) to do this with you and will create a new dimension to your relationship.
  3. Hire a private tutor or learn the basics on your own using one of the multitude of books available.  Once you have the basics you can use on-line tutorials to learn more.


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