Whether you’re the person others always turn to for tech support or you’d like to learn how to really use sites like Facebook, Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube but don’t just want to fumble around, Techboomers is a new service that has well-paced, guided lessons to each of those sites and their best features. Plus, it’s all free.
The team behind the service started it because, well, they’re the folks their parents always turned to for help — so they got the questions when their mother or grandparent wanted to use Facebook to stay in touch, but got confused by Facebook’s ever-changing, ever-updating layout and settings. Techboomers tries to teach some of those basics in a structured, simple way that’s accessible to newbies of all ages, and includes sites like the ones mentioned above, but also primers to safety and security on the internet, internet privacy, and using sites like Overdrive to check out ebooks and eBay to sell things.
The service also partners with libraries and non-profits that run training classes to include their tutorials, and all of the courses are completely free. In the future, the service plans to partner with organisations to create and offer training classes on their sites and services (which is how they will make money.) Right now though, the site is packed with simple, easy to follow guided tutorials to some of the web’s most popular and often-frequented sites, which makes it great if you’re new, or just want to send them to someone who isn’t totally sure how Amazon really works, or how to use AirBnB. Hit the link below to check it out.