Archive for the 'Social Media' Category

SeniorNet Dallas on YouTube: Courageous Seniors Join the Social Media Revolution

I was blown away by SeniorNet Dallas’ “Slice of Life” video on YouTube and was compelled to share it with everyone! During the 6-minute video, volunteers share their personal experiences with students who were once fearful of computers and technology, and students also talk about what encouraged them to take their first steps into the [...]

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Virtual Senior Center Enhances Lives of Homebound Seniors

An incredible story about how technology is helping seniors stay connected with loved ones. You might want to grab a box of tissues before watching this video! A partnership with Microsoft, IN2L (It’s Never 2 Late) and Selfhelp uses technology to create a Virtual Senior Center to help residents connect with loves ones in the [...]

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Video Contest Just for Seniors

Cyber-Seniors Inc. and Cyber-Seniors Documentary Inc. (Cyber-Seniors) are sponsoring a video contest (“Contest”) with selected entries hosted on the Cyber-Seniors Corner Youtube channel. Cyber-Seniors is a Documentary Film that has been following the journey of several senior citizens as they uncover the magic of the Internet (The release date for the Film is expected to be in early [...]

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How To: Untag Yourself in a Facebook Photo

If you receive a notification from Facebook that a friend has just added/tagged a photo that you don’t like or you don’t want your friends to see (for whatever reason), you can easily untag yourself so that it does not appear on your Facebook Profile. Simply follow these instructions: 1. Login to Facebook and click on the “notifications” [...]

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How To: Review Tags and Posts Before They Appear on Your Facebook Timeline

Each person has a different level of comfort when it comes to social media usage and privacy concerns. I am relatively open about my whereabouts and actvities, but some of my friends prefer to keep this information private, while others opt to share practically anything and everything but the kitchen sink. To help you manage what is and [...]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Social Networking

We teach you the unspoken etiquette. Ignore our insider tips at your own peril. Do set up privacy settings for your online profile, so the intimacies of your life—your battle with the bulge; an impending divorce—don’t become public when people find you in a search. Facebook, for example, lets you decide who can see your [...]

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How to Find Your Friends on Facebook

Facebook has changed the lives of so many people around the world. There are over 845 million active Facebook users and it’s no surprise that senior citizens are the fastest growing segment in the U.S., according to Pew Internet and American Life Project. I’m sure you’ve heard all the wonderful stories about people reuniting with grade [...]

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Social Media Guidelines for Seniors

via Senior Care Corner Here are some guidelines we feel are important for seniors to consider when using social media. “Consider” is the key word here, as we realize individual situations are often different. Those familiar with social networks and the web may be safe with fewer guidelines while newcomers, especially those of a very [...]

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11 Reasons Why Seniors Should Care About Social Media

Senior citizens are the fastest growing demographic on Facebook, and this doesn’t surprise me. Though I’m not a senior, I personally use social media tools for business, but also to keep up with past and present friends as well as my family. For seniors, using Facebook, has enabled them to get in touch with long [...]

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Elderly Couple Become Viral Video Sensations – Webcam 101 for Seniors

An elderly couple from Oregon became viral video sensations after their granddaughter posted footage of the two struggling to learn how to use a webcam. The sweet, loving couple, Bruce and Esther Huffman, had no idea the webcam was on and recording. So for three minutes, they made silly faces at the camera while trying [...]

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