How To Keep Up With Technology
- by XpatAthens
- Monday, 29 August 2022
As summer is coming to an end, we are gradually sliding back into everyday life. And what is a huge part of our daily lives? Technology, of course! From work to interpersonal relationships, technology has permeated almost every aspect of our lives.
A characteristic of technology is that it is constantly evolving. It never stands still. This can result in us sometimes feeling a little behind, in awe of all these technological advances that seem unimaginable.
Of course, it is not possible to know everything that is going on in the technological field. However, the demands of everyday life often dictate it. Whether our job requires adequate technology knowledge, or we are parents who want to protect our children from online threats, we owe it to ourselves, as much as we can, to be informed about the latest technological trends. The technologically illiterate cannot survive in the modern, ever-evolving Western society in which we live.
If we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed by rapid technological developments and we look for ways to stay up-to-date, this article contains some tips on how to keep up with the ever-growing world of technology.
Nowadays, by doing a Google search, we can find everything. Certainly, not everything is valid and reliable, so we have to be very careful. However, it is an easy way to answer some of our questions. If we have any questions about something related to technology or we have noticed a new technological trend and want to know more about it, all we have to do is look it up online and we will surely find the information we need.
Use The “Google Alerts” Feature
If we have a Google account, with the Google Alerts feature, we can receive notifications, sent in email format, whenever Google finds new results – such as websites, newspaper articles, or blogs – that match the search term we have set. To activate them, we visit the Google Alerts page, enter the keyword we are interested in, in this case, “technology”, and choose the type of results and the language in which we want them to appear, as well as whenever we would like to receive notifications.
Visit Technology-Related Websites
Google Alerts may be a useful and helpful tool, however, we should not rest on it because not all the results that concern us may always appear. A Google search will help us find websites dedicated to technology. By visiting them regularly, we can read a variety of technology-related articles and we can also subscribe to our favorite websites' Newsletters to receive emails about the latest technology news.
Create Social Media Accounts
A surefire way to keep up to date with technological developments is by maintaining social media accounts. This does not mean that we should spend endless hours scrolling through Facebook, nor should we over-promote our daily lives on Instagram. It is enough to follow specific accounts or pages that deal with technology and check here and there if they have "uploaded" or published something new that concerns us or we are interested in learning more about it.
Watch Videos On YouTube
In addition to shows, series, video clips, and endless funny videos, we can also discover constructive videos on YouTube that deserve some of our precious time. This type of video could be a technology documentary or an inspirational TED talk from someone successful in the field. By subscribing to channels that mainly deal with technology, we can save some time from "searching", as, in this way, they will appear directly on the home page of YouTube videos that interest us.