It’s that time of year where families come together, but for the “computer geeks” in the family, holidays can easily become “family tech support” weekend. The geeks at Google apparently share my duty… and to help keep everyone remain sane this year they’ve made a new site for teaching family members a little about computers <phew>. The site is called Teach Parents Tech and it’s packed full of simple how-to tech videos designed for the not-so-geeky. Yup, anyone including your non-tech parents can follow without any trouble!
The TechParentsTech website works by you filling out a basic webapp questionnaire. The questionnaire allows you select which relevant video tutorials you’d like to send, along with some snarky but appropriate commentary. It’s really simple, I think in total it takes about 30 seconds to fill out.
Once you’re done with the questionnaire you’ll get to preview it and then email it off to your mom, dad, or other family member who is in need of computer help.
The one thing you’ll have to note is that these tutorials are a bit biased. All of the videos were made by Google, are hosted on YouTube, and use Google Services to answer every tech problem available. That being said, if you don’t have a problem with Google then this is for sure a groovy shortcut down the road of weening family and friends off the… well… you get it. ;)