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