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Computer for Connections—Gets My Vote

TelephonesMy top 3 great things about the Web: access to information, access to people, access to people doing cool things with all that information. I’ve blogged about the information part, and today I want to address connecting to people and following the cool things they do.

Once you have accepted the challenge to learn the basics of digital survival, developed a strategy to get you there, and committed to taking action, you are already on the road to a more rewarding relationship to computers and the Web.

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Research is Code for: Finding Fun, Saving Money & Saving Time

JumpingAt this point it helps to define research with a small “r”. Small “r” research is the sort we do every day, often without the label or without the baggage left over from classes we once sat through at school. Research is an important life skill, in the digital world it ranks right up there with managing your money, knowing how to do laundry, and get yourself from point A to point B. If you can find the information you need, when you need it, life is easier and there is more time for the people and activities you care about.

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Online Research Strategies: Learning Matters

It’s gratification time now; I’ve introduced the more onerous aspects of digital survival now we get to have some fun. Using the Internet to learn is a foundation of our approach to education at Chaos To Clarity—it makes nothing but sense to take advantage of what the digital world can offer in your daily life.

Doing research on the Internet is an essential life skill so you can learn, save money, and save time with your computer and the Internet. Using your computer and the Internet to make your life better in tangible ways every day is very important to me, and you I hope, so we will spend a few posts on the topic.

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Finding Your Information—Organize Part 3

pinsThe 6 areas of knowledge essential for digital survival are:

You will need knowledge in all of these areas if you are going to learn about computers and use the Internet to accomplish your goals and educate yourself. You will also need a learning strategy so that you can use your time and energy effectively as you increase your Success in a Digital World™ and simplify your digital life.

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You & Your Information—Organize Part 2

jarsToday we are on to the second part of my overview on organizing the information/data that you keep on your computer (email, documents, photos, music, files, bookmarks/favorites in my browser, etc.), specifically, how to think about what and when to save.

You will remember that the 6 areas of knowledge essential for digital survival are:

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You & Your Computer—Organize Part 1

Today the topic is organizing the information/data that you keep on your computer (email, documents, photos, music, files, bookmarks/favorites in my browser, etc.); the third crucial area of knowledge in any learning strategy designed to increase your Success in a Digital World™ and simplify your life with computers.

The 6 areas of knowledge essential for digital survival are:

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Security & Privacy, Your Data Exposed

mirrorToday the topics are security and privacy, crucial areas of knowledge, if you want to avoid exposing yourself and your data (email, documents, photos, music, files, etc.) to all manner of badness on the Web.

The 6 areas of knowledge essential for digital survival are: