Taking the mystery out of mobile &internet technologyIssue #4 - January 28, 2011
In this issue:
re You Digitally Literate?
You've been using computers for years. You save money onphone calls by using Skype, connected with long-lost friends onFacebook, perhaps you've even managed to make some extracash peddling your old junk on eBay. You may possess theseskills and many more, but does this mean you're digitally literate?To have basic survival skills in today's digital world means morethan just knowing how to use digital tools. To thrive online youneed to understand the digital landscape, what digital tools aredesigned to do and the impact of using them. And you need solidudgment to protect yourself when interacting with the online world.Here are a few areas I often see many people struggle wheresome basic digital literacy can help.Read more...
How to Get Free Space from Dropbox toShare Large Files
If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you know I'm a big fanof Dropbox. It's the easiest and slickest way I've found to sharelarge files with people.In the past when I wanted to send a large file to a friend, too bigfor email, I would create an FTP user name and password on oneof my web hosting accounts, upload the files, then give my friendthe login information. If I wanted to share files with anotherfriend, I would have to go through the same motions.