Using the Internet Well

Instructor:  Doug Chamberlin

  • Thursday Morning
  • 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Whether you are simply searching for information, engaging fully in social media, or just reading email, everyone struggles to determine best practices to follow. This course will teach you how to use the internet effectively while avoiding the most dangerous pitfalls. We will explore popular services such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter, Yelp, Reddit, Quora, Medium, and Wikipedia –what they are good for and what risks accompany their use. Are free services worth the price or should you pay money for the services you use? Are there reliable information sources available or are we stuck with propaganda only? We will share our favorite software and services with each other. We will also discuss the latest controversies regarding today’s technology.

Doug Chamberlin has completed a 40-year career as a software developer and information technology consultant. Clients and employers have included MIT, Harvard, Boston University, Phillips Academy, and Franklin Pierce University. He now serves on the Belfast Broadband Committee and seeks to expand broadband service throughout Belfast.