How can we help the "older generation" catch up


First let me preface this by saying that in no way am I saying “old people” don’t know what the internet is or how to use it. This is not a belittleing or condescending post. This post is being sparked by conversations I’ve had recently with my own father.

Recently my dad bought an online store that that does personal protection, home security, spy cams, etc. and has been asking for my advice on how to market and “do all that stuff you do”. This made me start thinking about all of our parents.

As the economy shifts and times change many of the “older generation” start looking at what’s going on and as much as they want to understand all of this Internet stuff it’s a daunting task. There are mountains of information out there that you can easily get lost in without a proper guide.

That’s where I would like your help.

I’d like to compile a list of resources (articles, sites, ebooks, videos, etc) to help. Please leave links to great resources in the comments or even email them to me shua (at) shuaism (.) com and in a week or two I’ll post up the list. So please, leave a link to any really great information or sources that you really like. Whether they are personal or business based doesn’t matter. I’ll organize it all before I post it up, just link to what everyou’ve used or given other to use to “get caught up”.

Thank you for reading,

Josh “Shua” Peters

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  • Brandon Hasins

    Have them buy Apple products. I'm serious – not just plugging for Apple (other than being a shareholder…)

    Three of my four grandparents use Mac's and two of them carry iPhones. Initially they were frightened because their iPhones didn't come with guides, but they soon found out that guides aren't necessary! They now call, email, text and even Facebook with ease straight from their phones. (They haven't quite “gotten” the more complex, intense network that is Twitter. But I am giving them an age curve.)

  • claudio alegre

    A good idea Josh!

    On subjects like healthcare, technology, travel and lifestyle or others!. I think our parents could get a huge benefit from sharing and being part of the grid and forming their own niched communities even.

    Give me sometime to dig up some info, sites and articles I have on this. Perhaps it'll be of use to you.

    Nice approach!

    • josh Peters

      Thanks! I would appreciate that list very much, and I agree with the areas that could benefit them greatly.

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