The East Dorset District Council held their annual Community Awards on Friday 22nd January at their offices in Furzehill, Dorset. The leader of the council, Councillor Steve Lugg, presented the awards with his wife and was joined by guests of honour Christchurch MP Christopher Chope and the High Sheriff of Dorset, Jennifer Coombs. The awards […]
The Dorset’s Best Village competition has been launched again in its 30th year. The 2016 competition, launched this week by Dorset Community Action, aims to encourage communities to enter and be recognised in four categories. Competition Organiser, Rita Burden, said: “Last year we had 72 entries into the different categories of ‘Best Village’, so our […]
In the mid-90s Shirley Curry was given a computer and videogame by her son…igniting a passion that was ignored by her friends for many years. But when her son introduced her to YouTube in 2007 and made her an account, Shirley was able to connect with other like-minded individuals and her passion grew. She’s […]
Welcome to the ‘Silver Surfing YouTube’ homepage. In ‘Silver Surfing YouTube’, I investigate how people over the age of 50 come to terms with modern technology, and discover how some have been using YouTube and online media to enhance their personal and social lives, as well as making a difference in their communities. Please navigate […]
Older people may feel out of touch with modern technology, with the speed it is changing and and the fact they have not grown up with computers and the internet. The University of the Third Age aims to transfer skills between people in the community, so I went to an “Introduction to Computers” class to […]
YouTube is used by approximately 81% of millennials (18-35 year-olds) in the US, yet is only used by 43% of US baby boomers. Is there potential for more older people to become regular users of the site? I speak to two avid users of YouTube, one young, one old… Like this? You’ll also like: Silver […]
One lady shares her experiences of conversation in England and America, and Chris Jones discusses the ever popular issues surrounding the English Language.