Category Archives: Basics

Core skills and tools for life online.

Facebook Timeline…once more, with feeling!

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Good morning. Over the weekend, many Facebook users were told that as of August 4th, their profile pages would be switching to the new Timeline format. Let’s take a look at Timeline’s features and see how you can prepare for … Continue reading

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Finding and Using Online Help

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Out in the wild world online, getting help using a particular tool is often up to you. However, using help centers, support pages, live chat, and discussion forums, there are many ways to figure out how to make things work … Continue reading

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Facebook – Privacy Settings

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Facebook Timeline Note: We’ve moved the short look at Timeline that was here to a later post, with more details and suggestions. Check it out! Facebook Settings That said, with Timeline and other new features Facebook has developed, it’s more … Continue reading

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On “Knowing Enough”

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For the month of April, Learning for Life Online will show you how to learn more about the settings and features of the tools you use online. We’ll start by exploring the new Facebook Timeline and the security and feature … Continue reading

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Getting Social – Sharing the neat stuff you find online

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When the internet began, the only way to share interesting information online was to copy and paste it into an email, or forward one email message around and around. Nowadays, the web is built for sharing neat stuff. From social … Continue reading

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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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Welcome to Learning for Life Online at the Boston Public Library

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Learning for Life Online at the Boston Public Library is a self-guided program to help you discover the tools and skills needed for living, learning and working online. It’s for users of the Boston Public Library and anyone else who … 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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eBooks & eBook Readers – The Basics

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With the surge in popularity of eBooks and eReaders, it’s easier now than ever before to have nearly anything you could want to read at your fingertips in moments. Over the next few weeks, we’ll look at what ebooks and … Continue reading

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