2021 No. 3

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An awful lot of us have trouble with social media. We spend an inordinate amount of time surfing and scrolling. We can’t seem to stop using it, even when we want to, even after we’ve declared we’re done with it. Why? Because the tech companies who bring you these products design them that way! Their goal is to keep you scrolling and clicking. That's what keeps them in business. (For info straight from the horse’s mouth, I recommend watching The Social Dilemma (Netflix); see link below).
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TECH TIPS: Link Target. The Tech Tip this time is as much a request as it is a tip. A pet peeve of mine is links in newsletters or web pages that don’t target a new tab. What I mean by that is that when I click on a link, it takes me to the linked page in the same tab or window so that I’ve lost my original page and need to hit Back to get back to it, often losing my place. In 95% of cases, the link really should be set to open in a new tab or window (depending on your browser settings).

If you have a newsletter or website and aren’t tech savvy, never fear. You don’t have to know code to do this any more, as virtually every web or newsletter template has an automatic function for this. All you need to do when inserting a link in your copy is to find the option for “Target” or “Open link in.” You should take the “New Window” option. Then your link will open in a new tab or window, thereby saving your reader time and aggravation.

And if you come across a site that doesn’t have its links properly formatted, right-click on the link, then left-click “Open link in new tab” so that the original page remains open.

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(Netflix) Learn how social media companies deliberately make their products addictive. See interviews with former officers and engineers from the major social media companies who spill the beans about what's really going on.
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