Happy St. Patty's Day!
I spent an hour on the telephone with my mother last night, trying to teach her how to use Facebook.
The most challenging part of the telephonic tutorial was trying to explain the concept of microblogging and why she should not put personal messages to individuals in the "What's on your mind?" area (formerly known as the "status" area).
I think I probably confused her more than I helped her. Facebook is one of those things you just have to experiment with for a while. Of course, to me, that's true of any kind of software or application. That's how I've acquired most of my computer skills, and one reason people often come to me with IT-oriented questions. If I don't know the answer, I'm going to search around until I find it or until I find somebody else who knows the answer.
If you're reading this blog, you're at least semi-computer literate. How do you learn to do the "techie" stuff? Experimentation? Training classes? Calling your daughter who lives 800 miles away (hi mom!)?