Where to go online when you need help

  • Updated: January 31, 2012 - 1:16 PM

Whether you don't know the first thing about computers or could just stand to brush up on your skills, here are some sites worth checking out.

Don't know your RAM from your ROM? Think the word "phishing" is misspelled? Does "malware" sound like clothing you'd put on to go shopping? Whether you don't know the first thing about computers or could just stand to brush up on your skills, here are some sites worth checking out:

www.seniorsguideto computers.com

Seniors' Guide to Computers offers basic instructions on using personal computers --in plain English -- accompanied by pictures, videos and a helpful glossary.

www.senior-computer-help.com

Senior Computer Help includes guidelines for internet use, covering topics such as social networking and financial safety.

www.mrmodem.net

Mr. Modem answers questions about the internet and technology, from Richard A. Sherman, the author of eight books, including "Mr. Modem's Internet Guide for Seniors."

www.techsmartsenior.com

Tech Smart Senior provides still more useful tips, from the author of a number of technology books in the "For Dummies" series.

Here are a few of the many sites offering news, resources, entertainment, social networking and other information of special interest to seniors:

www.suddenlysenior.com

Suddenly Senior bills itself as the site for "everyone who's become senior before their time". It offers jokes, nostalgia, trivia and practical information on subjects ranging from travel to health care to relationships.

www.seniorark.com

Senior Ark lets readers share thousands of tips, organized by topic -- hobbies, transportation, Medicare, Social Security, etc. -- on a site started by a retired businessman.

www.savvysenior.com

Savvy Senior is a news and information service maintained by a nationally syndicated columnist, and includes a long list of links for caregiving, finances, volunteering, and other resources.

KATY READ

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