Category Archives: Tips for Living Life Online

Lessons on living life online safely, effectively and with as much fun as possible!

Playing With a New Gadget

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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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Tips for Safe Online Shopping

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Whether you’re supporting small businesses, creating custom gifts or buying ebooks, music or anything else, it’s important to keep yourself and your personal information safe. Fortunately, it’s not all that hard to do. Easy Steps Almost all online purchases require … Continue reading

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Make it Personal – Creating Custom Gifts Online

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Last week, we took a side trip into supporting small, independent artisans and business folk online. This week, we’ll continue to gift-giving theme and look at ways to create personalized objects of all sorts. What Is It? It used to … Continue reading

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Supporting Small Businesses, Online

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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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Copyright vs. Creative Commons licenses

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This week on Learning for Life Online, we’ll take a quick look at the idea of copyright, and how the idea of protecting your creative work has been changed by the internet. What is Copyright? In the United States, copyright … Continue reading

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The Only Constant is Change

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We’ll be taking a short break from ebooks this week to talk about one of the skills necessary for living life online: being comfortable with change. “Nothing but change endures.” Whether we know this quote from Heraclitus or Isaac Asimov, … Continue reading

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Buying and Downloading….Anything, Really

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In the next few weeks, we’ll switch from talking about online audio & video to discussing ebooks – a topic getting more popular every day. To bridge the gap between them, let’s look at how you can buy and any … Continue reading

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Upload, Download, Attach, Save

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Moving files around on the web has become something we do all the time, whether we know what we’re doing or not: sending and receiving documents by email, applying for jobs online, sharing photos and music, and buying audio and … Continue reading

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Playing with online tools

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Just like any other tool, the best way to learn a new online service or website is to play with it. Push the buttons, click the links, enter some information – it’s by using a tool that we figure out … Continue reading

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