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The Whale Guide to Becoming Tech Savvy

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I don’t know about you, but all these mobile devices, tech phrases, and social media sites have me confused. It’s 99.1 The Whale to the rescue!

We are going to take this one byte at a time. First, some terms you will need to know:

1. Gigabyte. Many people, when polled, thought this was a insect. (see there are many of us out there!).  A gigabyte is actually “a unit of information equal to one billion bytes.  It’s measures your computer’s memory.

2. HTML. We’ve all seen this. I never bothered to find out what it stands for because, to be honest, I didn’t care. Now that I need to know, I found out it is a language used to create websites. Many Americans (polled) thought it was a sexually transmitted disease. Now that is funny stuff.

3. MP3. Looks like Americans want R2D2 and C3PO to have a cousin! Most thought, when asked, that an MP3 was a robot from Star Wars.

4. “SEO”. Over 77 percent of people asked by Vouchercloud.net, during this study of its customers, had no idea what this term was. because of my blog writing, I now know it stands for :search engine optimization”.  In other words, an effective way to get views on your website.

Vouchercloud is a coupon website and thanks to them we know that average Americans are in no way advanced when it comes to tech talk.  Now that you know these key words (and feel better knowing many of us are tech clueless), we will proceed to social media fun next week. If you want to learn more tech terms, the Tech Terms Computer Dictionary is a good place to start.

 

 

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