Tag Archives: surprisingly useful tools

I’ll Tumblr For Ya…

This week, we’ll finish this month’s ‘social finding and sharing’ theme with a look at Tumblr, a social sharing site that mixes blogging and image linking with great results. What Is It? Tumblr‘s tagline is Follow the world’s creators, and … Continue reading

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Just a little Pinterest

One of the hottest new tools for sharing online is Pinterest. It takes everything we’ve seen about sharing so far and makes it all visual. What Is It? Pinterest describes itself better than I could: “Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. … Continue reading

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Playing With a New Gadget

Welcome back to Learning for Life Online, the Boston Public Library’s self-directed learning program about online life. We’re starting up again after a brief hiatus by getting back to basics. When you’re trying to live life online, it’s important to … Continue reading

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Stay on Schedule with Google Calendar

Continuing our theme of going deeper with online accounts, this week we’ll take a brief look at Google Calendar. What Is It? For starters, it’s a calendar that is easy to check and edit from anywhere you can log in … Continue reading

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Google Documents – Working together far apart

First, an apology – there was no lesson from LLO last Monday due to circumstances beyond our control. Sorry for the missed week, but we’re back today! As you may remember, we posted early on in Learning for Life Online … Continue reading

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Supporting Small Businesses, Online

This fall, we’ve seen a lot in the news about the need to support smaller local businesses and stop buying from large, impersonal corporations. Not everyone can occupy a downtown area, but there are things anyone can do, even online. … Continue reading

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Food…Glorious Food!

Last week’s post on copyright & Creative Commons was a little heavy, so let’s lighten it up this week on Learning for Life Online! It’s fall in New England, the time of year when the scent of wood smoke, crisp … Continue reading

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