“Phishing” is an attempt to get followers to click on a different site by shilling an interest in the original site.
Social media ploys want you to “like” them.
Please leave a story about how you avoided a scam.
If you are an “eldergarten” student this is your first homework assignment:
Examine the following collection of links and comment in the “Leave a Reply” box at the very end. You will have to scroll down to get to the end,
(If you are not an “eldergarten” student or if you come to this site often, you are probably not even reading this anymore. Students are asked to read further.)
The blue word –> definitions is a hypertext link to the words that were discussed in “How computers work 101.”
The following is a collection of LINKS to various PAGES on the internet:
Click on the following link to go to the Medicare page: www.medicare.gov
This is a LINK to our local paper: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com
Looking for a new job? This site is typical of what’s out there: http://msn.careerbuilder.com/msn/category.aspx?categoryid=IV
Mouse drills: www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm http://members.iinet.net.au/~pontipak/redsquare.html <– very hard to do. Designed for test pilots in the Australian Air Force.
Computer usage and software applications tutorials and career advisory: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/
“Boomers on Line”, a Facebook page with job seeker ideas: http://on.fb.me/sxsjd8
To see if your password is weak or strong: http://www.passwordmeter.com/
Here is a LINK that goes to an article about the Windows 8 operating system: http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/28/3562172/windows-8-gestures-keyboard-shortcuts-tips-tricks-how-to-guide
Click here for a youtube video about Windows 8 –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCkvHpde4cY
Looking for a router for at home ? Try this infograph: https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/942494_10152861150265414_1276809419_n.jpg
Typing Practice and Testing: www.typingweb.com or www.sense-lang.org/typing/ or http://www.powertyping.com/typing_test/typing_test.shtml <– re-type a paragraph, with a timer. or www.goodtyping.com/test.php or www.typeonline.co.uk/typingspeed.php
Career advice from the State of North Carolina: http://eslmi03.esc.state.nc.us/soicc/index.htm
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a book every year called the, “Occupational Outlook Handbook” which you can download for free. It lists out job descriptions for each category of job.
A really cool application for free: Greenshot image saver : http://getgreenshot.org/downloads/
My approach to this blogging site is to learn how it works while using it. To that end, I do not expect many comments in these early weeks. Most of the potential comments will be from persons that have been sent by me anyway. They may comment about their own anxiety or ignorance. I hope I made it clear to them that this is an experimental place; anyone can contribute.