The remainder of the session focussed largely on learning needs identified last session. Ian explained that he particularly values and recommends 'YouTube' as a resource for lifelong learning. He demonstrated how YouTube videos can be used to address learning needs such as 'How do you attach photographs to an email' and 'What is the Cloud?' Viewing 'What is the Cloud?' led on to an informative discussion about Internet security and 'The Cloud'. .
'Metadata and data retention changes' Ian explained the role of ISP providers, demonstrated how to access our Web Address, related web addresses to their use in the storage of data and reflected on questions the prolonged storage of metadata raises for him.
'Social Media - Twitter' Admitting to not using his account a lot, Ian took us in a humorous, interactive way through Twitter's features, drawing on his own Twitter site, Malcolm Turnbull's site and a parodied site 'Elizabeth Windsor' (the official site for the Queen seems to come under https://twitter.com/BritishMonarchy).
Questions related to computer speed concern many class members, particularly those living in outlying areas. Ian introduced CCleaner, a freely available program he uses almost continuously to ensure his computer doesn't become clogged up with extraneous files and slow down. When all else fails, it seems the Library and Macdonald's have publicly available WiFi (sorry, no cafe's), with motels usually having WiFi for travellers.
Other topics included 'Memory and Storage', 'Streaming and Downloading', Ad blocking, Password Managers; Netflix; Picasa and more - there's never a dull moment!
Next session - VPN (Virtual Private Networks) and an introduction to freely available, easy to use web page programs.