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Opportunity to learn new Office technology @ your library

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This is a reminder!  Take advantage of this opportunity for self paced technology training for learning Microsoft software.(e.g. Word, Excel) critical for the workplace and for more effective home use. All the basic classes are free and you can take them on your own time!

Access to the Microsoft Imagine Academy (formerly IT Academy)  is provided through a collaboration between the Burlington Public Library, Microsoft, the Washington State Library, Office of Secretary of State and the Washington State Legislature.

To register, click on this website

 

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Privacy Tips

Privacy Guide from WaTechWe are posting this useful link to remind us all to always be wary.  “Always read websites’ privacy policies before handing over personal information. Understanding when and how your information may be shared will allow you to decide whether or not to do business with certain companies. If a company does not post a privacy policy, be very wary; it may be advisable to contact such companies and ask their policies before sharing any of your personal information.

More tips…”  Also click the graphic to download a pdf book from the state agency Washington Technology Solutions.

 

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Hacked Email – What to do?

HackedemailFTCClick here for help and updates on how to prevent being hacked by a scammer – Information from the Federal Trade Commission Blog

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How do you compare?

Screens — whether they are attached to computers, e-readers, phones, or TVs — take up a lot of our time.  But how does your screen time compare to the average person’s screen time in this country?  Or in the world as a whole?

Gizmodo recently re-printed a cool graph that shows just that.  The graph is taken from a rather long report on Internet trends by venture capitalist Mary Meeker.

What do you think?  How much does your screen time compare?  Let us know in the comments below!

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