By Megan Jaunich, One Senior Place, Director of IT and Systems Integration

If you’re like me, you may have cringed the first time you heard the word “blog” (presuming this isn’t your first encounter with the term).  It just sounds like it doesn’t belong in the English language!  But, for better or for worse, the increased use of technology, and particularly social media, is flooding the English language with more new words than permissible characters in a Tweet!  To help you decipher some of this terminology and better navigate our website (and the preceding paragraph) read on.  If you’re already a web guru, check out our post on photo sharing, or share a tip or trick with us in the comment section!

  • Apps – Short for “applications,” apps are small software programs most commonly associated with a “smartphone” such as an iPhone.  Apps can be downloaded or used over the internet and used on a variety of devices such as tablets, smartphones, laptops, or desktop computers.

Our One Senior Place calendar is an example of an “App”!  You can view our calendar whenever you want, or you can subscribe to it and even add all the events to your own Outlook or Google calendar.

  • Blog – Short for “web log”, a blog is just that.  There are many blogs done by your everyday person on a topic of interest to him or her (e.g. cooking, fitness, technology) as well as sleek publications by reputable news agencies.   Generally, you don’t need to have an account to read blog entries, though you may need one to post questions or comments.

What you are reading now is the One Senior Place blog!  Our staff and others will post approximately weekly about general topics and those of interest to seniors and their family members.  Have a question you would like answered by an expert?  Click here!

  • Social media – Merriam Webster defines this as “forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos)”.  The most popular site is undoubtedly Facebook which is expected to surpass 1 billion users this year, however there are many, many, MANY more.

Connect with us on Facebook to see what’s happening at One Senior Place, view photos, and interact!  Facebook Brevard or Facebook Orlando

  • Twitter (Tweet, Twittering, Tweeting, etc) – Twitter is another social networking tool from which you can post (“Tweet”) short messages (140 characters or less) as well as photos.  You can “follow” people or organizations and they can do the same to you.

Follow us on Twitter to get updated whenever we post to Facebook or send an email message!  @OneSeniorPlace

  • YouTube – A fun and wildly popular site for viewing all kinds of videos from pretty much everywhere.  You can find professional and amateur, serious and funny, and everything in between.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see informational videos as well as commercials and slideshows http://www.youtube.com/oneseniorplace

These are just a few of the most common terms as they relate to the One Senior Place around the webs.  We hope this post helps you stay in touch with us so you can benefit from the many free programs and events we offer at One Senior Place!

Now it’s your turn – what do you think about social media?  Do you use it often?  What are the benefits?  What are the drawbacks?

ActualSpy ActualSpy вот тут кейлоггер