Google Teaches Your Parents Tech

Yes­ter­day, Google launched, 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, 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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