Yesterday, Google launched TeachParentsTech.org, a little spin-off web site that features 50 how-to videos, all designed to answer your parents’ basic tech questions. Your father wants to know how to share a big file? Your mother is trying to figure out how to bookmark a web page? Simply head to TeachParentsTech.org, find the appropriate how-to video, send it via email, then free up time to teach yourself more heavy-duty tech.

Many of these videos showcase Google software. A coincidence? Hardly. Think of this as soft Google marketing to the Boomers.

via The Official Google Blog


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  • Wow, as a boomer who has been using computers since 1976 I find this really offensive. So if you are what, over 40 or over 50 the assumption is that you don’t know how to use computers? You don’t know that “if something sounds too good to be true it probably is”. That if you get an email asking for personal info you shouldn’t respond. How bizarre is this?

    hey Millennial generation, hey google… my generation invented the hardware and software you think we don’t understand. Here’s a deal. I won’t make over generalized assumptions about your generation if you refrain from doing the same about mine.

  • jan says:

    Wow, just watched the video about cropping a photo, but their method destroys the original! That’s not what I’d teach MY parents… :)

  • Mike says:

    I’ve heard of reverse discrimination before. This is reverse condescension!

  • Andrew says:

    Wow, and the millennial generation arent the only snooty ones to post sarcastic comments on a site that is trying to be helpful. Lighten up.

  • Peta says:

    No doubt some useful stuff, but the marketing angle puts off one generation and misses all the youngsters who don’t know this stuff. *voice of experience with uni students*

    And if you do have to help your parent understand something, how about spending some time with them and show them, rather than brushing them off with a video. Its the least you can do after they taught you how to talk, walk, love and live.

  • joey vaz says:

    this should have been put forward to our folks years ago,,altough most of them are pretty “net savvy” these days,,it could do its bit

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