Lifehacker: Quickly Understand Complicated Ballot Initiatives in Your State Using This Site. “If the past few years have taught us as a nation nothing, it’s that we all should not only vote, but be informed about what we’re voting about. With all the information out there, figuring out what every item on the ballot means can be a daunting proposition.”
Genealogy’s Star: First Ever Virtual Online International Genealogy Conference. “Family History Expos’ Pirates of the Pedigree is the first virtual, online, international genealogy conference and it can be watched and enjoyed from home for free. If you have been to a local genealogy conference recently, you may have had a few vendor companies attending your event. The Family History Expos event has over 70 vendors from around the world including many genealogy societies and major online genealogy companies such as MyHeritage.com. You can visit all these vendors and save your back and feet. You can chat directly with many of the vendors and connect with the rest through email.”
LinkedIn: How to Create a Content Marketing Plan Using LinkedIn . “Do you need to improve your LinkedIn marketing? Wondering which content types will perform best for you? In this article, you’ll find a step-by-step process to help you create a LinkedIn content marketing plan.”
Business Insider: The 21-year-old who built a robot lawyer to fight parking tickets has a new tool to help you automatically sue companies who get hacked. “In 2018, [Joshua] Browder took aim at Equifax after a data breach exposed the personal data the firm held on tens of millions of Americans, and his app DoNotPay was used to help file 25,000 lawsuits against the company. The British entrepreneur is now expanding into privacy and data security. On Wednesday, he announced that DoNotPay will now help users easily lock the privacy settings on their social media accounts — and help sue those companies that expose users’ data through hacks and breaches.”
MakeUseOf: How to Find Free Unlimited Wi-Fi Internet Access Almost Anywhere. “WiFi certainly doesn’t come cheap, but in a pinch, there are quite a few ways to find free WiFi, no matter where you are. You can use WiFi Hotspot Finders and arm yourself with information before you set out for the day to find free WiFi.” Obviously free WiFi has security issues, but this article links to a couple of other articles addressing that.
MakeUseOf: How to Find the Best Instagram Hashtags for More Likes & Followers. “The humble hashtag is an integral part of Instagram. Using hashtags is how your photos show up in the ‘Discover’ tab, it’s how other people can find pictures, and it leads to more likes. But you probably need some help using the right hashtags.”
Mashable: How to learn sign language: 9 apps and resources to teach yourself ASL. “Learning to sign is easier than ever, thanks to the internet. The visual language, designed to aid the deaf or hard of hearing, is a set of gesticulations and hand movements that correspond to the spoken word. There are numerous ways to learn American Sign Language (ASL) outside the old classroom method. From free online lessons to video tutorials, a world of possibilities is open for those aspiring to teach themselves this hands-on language.”