“Seniors”, “Older”, “Seasoned”, whatever we answer to, we are not “Technophobes”. Although we are not “Digital Immigrants” (those born with a mouse in hand), we are moving toward more digitally connected lives. Senior citizens are one of the fastest growing demographics to embrace technology. Technology can keep us connected, engaged, aware, and physically safe. This blog is intended to help keep “Delta Dears” in the technological loop. Cell phones are becoming more senior-friendly, with models that have larger buttons and readouts. Voice recognition also makes usage easier. As, a Chapter, we realize that we have Sorors who are “Tech-Shy” in the use of their Smartphones and available apps. In our premiere issue of Diva’s TechSpot we have focused on topics that will help you navigate the cyber world safely.
One can never be too cautious. This may sound cliché, but being safe is very important. When we are shopping in crowded malls, we take precautions. Just as we know to use safeguards of strangers we meet in malls, it is just as important to use some sort of safety methodology when shopping on the internet. There are many advantages that are great about internet shopping and it is impossible to list all of them.
Not Just For Phone Calls: Get Fit With Your Smartphones
There’s an app for just about everything. The same holds true for getting and keeping fit. Help is just a smart phone away. In a recent AARP survey, 77 percent of participants aged 50-plus reported that fitness apps were useful. There are hundreds of fitness apps out there, and finding the right one for you could be challenging. Here are a few that you may want to check out.
Fake News: You Can’t Believe Everything You Read
Edgar Allan Poe once said to believe none of what you hear in America, and only half of what you see. Made-up or fake news is nothing new, however, it can now spread quickly via social media. It’s up to us to critically evaluate news stories before “liking,” “sharing,” “tweeting” or otherwise engaging with them.