Yes, people over 30 can learn to be tech-savvy

My BlogRecently, I wrote about the Technology Myth and the common misconception that people under 30 are somehow more adept at using technology than older generations.

This myth is pervasive, but it’s wrong.

This is because research proves that learning technology requires adequate tuition whatever your age.

This is great news for all those mature people — especially women — who believe they’re unable to acquire technology skills.

The truth is, anyone can learn to be tech-savvy and you can start by creating your very own WordPress blog.

Blogs are a great introduction to computer technology because they need no web design or programming skills to create a professional-looking site.

Some people start blogging with Blogger and Typepad because they find them easier to use.

But I prefer WordPress because of its user-friendly templates, plugins and community forums.

The following resources provide an excellent introductory guide to get you started:

Creating a Blog
Creating Posts
Changing Settings

And one more thing.

Checkout this groovy blog if you think technology is only for the young:

http://technologyatanyage.com/

 

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About the author

Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.



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  1. I am new to building internet sites and I was wondering if having your blog title relevant to your content really that important?
    I see your title,
    “Yes, people over 30 can learn to be tech-savvy ” does
    appear to be spot on with what your website is
    about yet, I prefer to keep my title less content descriptive and
    based more around site branding. Would you think this is a
    good idea or bad idea?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Maria,
      I really hate the whole ‘branding’ concept. People read content not ‘brands’ and remind yourself that the audience should not be viewed as consumer driven robots. Lets get away from branding and start having real conversations about stories that interest us and can be helpful to others.

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