Teaching Seniors Hulu and Hulu Plus

Teaching Seniors Hulu and Hulu Plus

Article source: What are Hulu and Hulu Plus? by TechBoomers.com Let's face it: life's busy, and you don't always have time to sit down in front of your TV and watch the latest episode of your favorite show.  But what do you do if that happens? Do you record the episode? Wait for a rerun to come on? Watch the next episode and hope that there's a pre-show recap that can help you fill in the blanks? Hulu puts the power of TV entertainment in your hands. If you've ever wished that you could watch the hottest shows on TV on

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How does Ebay Work?

How does Ebay Work?

Article source: What is eBay? And How Does It Work? by TechBoomers.com One of the major things that the Internet has made easier is the conducting of commercial transactions. This is true for both large-scale business deals as well as small-scale person-to-person trades. In the latter case, take for example the website "AuctionWeb". It was created in 1995 by entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar to auction off miscellaneous objects that he owned, such as laser pointers. Two years later, Omidyar renamed the website after a short-form version of his technology consulting business, and it became what is now known as "eBay". eBay

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Seniors Learning Benefits of Groupon

Seniors Using Groupon

Article source: What is Groupon and How Does It Work by TechBoomers.com You've probably heard of the economic principle of "supply and demand": that the price of a commodity is tied to how much of it is available, and how many people want it. Groupon.com is a website that takes advantage of that to help you find deals on all sorts of cool stuff. When a business has a bunch of stuff that people aren't buying, they will sometimes contact Groupon and ask for a sale quota. Groupon responds by selling that many vouchers for the business's products and services,

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Getting the Most out of Netflix

Getting the Most out of Netflix Hi everyone! It's Corbin from Techboomers again, and this time, we're going to take a closer look at the website Netflix. In case you're not familiar with it, Netflix is a website that lets you watch thousands of different movies and television shows whenever you want, however you want, all for a low monthly price! It has become really popular as an alternative to cable and satellite television subscriptions (i.e. "500 channels and nothing's on"), as well as nights out at the movies (which can get expensive once you factor in the price of

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Learn To Use Virtually Every New Website and App

Learn How To Use Virtually Every New Website and App!

Learn To Use Virtually Every New Website and App! Article source: Learn How To Use Virtually Every New Website and App on CyberWise.org Written by Corbin Hartwick of TechBoomers.com Modern digital technologies continue to have a tremendous impact on the way we live our everyday lives, in terms of speed, efficiency, and geographical reach. You can pay your bills with a few quick mouse clicks, have your groceries delivered straight to your doorstep, or chat with someone halfway across the world. But learning how to use these technologies isn't always easy, especially since new ones are being released every couple

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Learn how to use the Groupon Website to save Money

What is Groupon? How does it work? Hi everyone! Corbin from Techboomers here, with another website for you to look into. It's called Groupon, and it's a deal-of-the-day operation that lets you buy vouchers to exchange for products and services at discounted prices. How does that work, you ask?  We'll tell you! Groupon is a website that allows businesses in major urban areas around the world to offer mass discount promotions. You get to be the one to take advantage of these deals by using Groupon: just find a deal that you like, purchase a voucher from Groupon at a

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Introduction to Facebook

Hi everyone! It's Corbin from Techboomers, here to give you a primer on how to get started on Facebook. Chances are that you've at least heard this website's name, and maybe even heard it referred to as an example of "social media", but you may still be a bit confused as to what it's all about. Basically, Facebook is a stage for people to show off what they find important or interesting to other people that they know or like. Those people can then show appreciation for, comment on, or ask questions about what they see from other people. If

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5 Websites Show Internet Power

5 Websites Show Internet Power

This is the first Senior.com blog in an on-going series on Tech Support for Seniors!   Hi everyone!  I'm Corbin from Techboomers, a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with limited computer skills how to use popular and trusted websites on the Internet. Today, I'm going to give you a primer on 5 well-known websites on the Internet, which is a fascinating network full of valuable tools for enriching your quality of life. For example, did you know that there's a website that lets you book rental properties for when you go on vacation? How about a website

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