Use on your computer?

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Use on your computer?
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Sun, 05-16-2010 - 9:38am

What are the primary ways you use your home computer?

(I am talking about you personally not how the household uses it).

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 05-16-2010 - 9:52am

By far the most time I spend on the computer is spent just plain having fun (like this web site).

I do other things, banking, shopping, chatting with my kids, communication through e-mail, information finding. But the most time is spent straight recreation.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sun, 05-16-2010 - 10:16am
The primary way I use my computer is for my work: preparing power points, answering emails, making assignments and exams, entering grades, looking online for good illustrations of the things we're talking about, etc. (ETA: This is my home computer that I'm talking about. I do not have an office at the school.)










Edited 5/16/2010 10:19 am ET by finally.me




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Registered: 05-10-2009
Sun, 05-16-2010 - 10:41am

I think the SLIM majority of my time on the computer

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Sun, 05-16-2010 - 10:56am

My laptop is on almost all day long. In the AM I read the news and some message boards over coffee. Then I check email. After that, the computer is mostly where I do both my work and my studying. As I am working or studying, I usually have a window open with some message boards, which I check here and there. Often I have livestation running news as well, in Arabic or in English, depending on what is going on and how important it is to me that I understand.

Just now I got off skype, where for the last hour I talked to a Syrian kid who lives in Germany. He wants to improve his English, I my Arabic. I found him on a language exchange site on the net. 2 years ago, I spent a summer talking the same way to a nice lady in Saudi-Arabia, and twice a week I chat in Yahoo with a woman in Damascus.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 05-16-2010 - 12:26pm
Personal use, which is primarily recreational or informational. My rule is that I don't use my laptop (which is my work computer) for anything recreational. However, I do use my home computer for work-related stuff, probably a couple of hours a week. And of course, I use my home computer for things like monitoring our finances, scheduling kid activities, email, reading the news, researching stuff, etc.


Edited 5/16/2010 12:28 pm ET by mom34101
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 05-16-2010 - 5:01pm

i have two for fun sites, ivillage adn FB.

 

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Registered: 12-01-2009
Sun, 05-16-2010 - 7:15pm
you are always within your rights as a donor to contact the charity and ask to be put on the do not call/do not mail/ do not email list -- more and more giving is done on line and those of us in nonprofits are always trying to find the right way to reach our donors and our patrons but we always still respect someones wishes not to be contacted-- I highly reccommend making this known to the charity in question..
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Registered: 04-16-2010
Sun, 05-16-2010 - 8:59pm

I am an admin assistant, so I do a lot of stuff for others, research, email, scheduling (not to mention the off line *work*).

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2010
Sun, 05-16-2010 - 9:03pm

I also use the computer for a bunch of life-management things ... tracking calories, logging my workouts, grocery lists, meal planning, etc.


And my calendar is all electronic ... home outlook account, work outlook account and my blackberry; all synced to keep me organized.


I didn't think about this...but I do these things aswell.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Mon, 05-17-2010 - 1:13am

Email, facebook, school (out of class discussions, research, papers and presentations), iVillage, online shopping.

I think that's the big stuff.

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