Do You Fear Facebook? (Or Twitter or LinkedIn Or…?)

Many people at midlife and beyond think social media is unnecessary or too complicated for them to add to their daily lives. Not only is it simple to use, it’s more than necessary, as electronic information becomes more and more a part of life. It’s also the great equalizer – and provides limitless opportunities for[…]

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Dear NBC Nightly News – Seniors Do More On Social Media Than Look At Photos of the Grandkids

Last week, NBC Nightly News visited the class I teach at UCLA – Internet Catch-Up for Boomers and Beyond. They wanted to film the class and interview students about why they’re taking the class. My students range in age from 50 to probably 82, but the reporter from NBC wanted to interview only the oldest[…]

Internet Catch-Up for Boomers and Above at UCLA

I’m having a great time teaching “Internet Catch-Up for Boomers and Above” at UCLA Extension this winter. This is a first-time offering, and enrollment for the class sold out! Originally set for a classroom with a maximum capacity of 47, the course had to be moved to a different building with a larger room to[…]