“Is This Thing On?” is a smart, comprehensive, reassuring, and jargon-free guide – the epitome of user-friendly. You’ll learn how to choose, buy, and start using the computer, tablet, or smartphone that’s just right for you ; how to connect to the Internet both when at home and on the road, sign up for email, and best use search engines, and get started with essential skills like word processing, file management, and text messaging. Discover how to take and share digital photographs and videos. Find online communities and participate in social media like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs. Explore the world of online music, streaming movies, and ebooks. And, most importantly, passwords and online security— including what to do when things go wrong.