Making better technology choices

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This is a talk I am giving for the September Gateway Computer Club in St Louis.

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<ul><li> 1. Making the right tech choices David Strom [email_address] For Gateway Computer Club (310) 857-6867 (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 2. Remember these? (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 3. Who am I? </li> <li> 4. My own bad choices <ul><li>First marriage </li></ul>(c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 5. Buy high, sell low, avoid capital gains! (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 6. Collecting 8 track tapes not CDs (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 7. Tech is not like fine wine (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 8. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com Bad email choices! </li> <li> 9. Time to acquire 50 million users (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 10. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 11. Agenda <ul><li>Recommended online info sources </li></ul><ul><li>Dont believe everything on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook dos and donts </li></ul><ul><li>How to get started with Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>How to get broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone service choices </li></ul>(c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 12. Two biggest info sources (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 13. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 14. What do these people have in common? </li> <li> 15. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 16. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 17. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 18. Things you need to know to survive online today <ul><li>Google Gmail for email </li></ul><ul><li>Google Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul>(c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 19. Google Alerts (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 20. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 21. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com Managing your social networks and staying in touch with your family </li> <li> 22. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com Fastest growing population segment 55-65 year old women! </li> <li> 23. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 24. Facebook makes it hard sometimes (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 25. Facebook marriage (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 26. Other no-nos <ul><li>Keep politics, religion and sex out </li></ul>(c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 27. Facebook dos <ul><li>Dont be a stalker </li></ul><ul><li>Use it to continue in-person conversations with your family </li></ul><ul><li>Dont worry about the numbers game </li></ul>(c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 28. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com Average age on Facebook: 38 Average age on Twitter: 39 Average age on LinkedIn: 44 </li> <li> 29. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 30. The basics (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 31. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 32. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 33. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 34. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 35. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 36. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 37. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 38. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 39. Key Twitter To-dos <ul><li>Follow the right people in your industry </li></ul><ul><li>Dont get too caught up in tweeting your every movement </li></ul><ul><li>Look at what businesses are doing with it </li></ul><ul><li>Use it to start conversations with people you want to get to know </li></ul>(c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 40. How not to use Twitter! (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 41. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 42. How should you get online? (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 43. How you should NOT get online: (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 44. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 45. Home telephone choices <ul><li>Ma Bell ($$$$) </li></ul><ul><li>Vonage ($40/mo) </li></ul><ul><li>Your cable company ($30/mo) </li></ul><ul><li>Skype or Magic Jack ($3/mo) </li></ul>(c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 46. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 47. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 48. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com </li> <li> 49. (c) David Strom Inc. http://strominator.com David Strom, [email_address] strominator.com , (310) 857-6867 These slides can be found here: http://slideshare.net/davidstrom </li> </ul>

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