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Do Online Quizzes Have a Hidden Agenda?

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

TechnologyWhat city should you live in? Which Love Boat character are you? What superpower should you have? Fun quizzes are all the rage online these days. Buzzfeed (which says I should live in Portland, Ore.) is leading the charge, but even the scholarly Pew Research Center (“How Millennial Are You?”) and the New York Times (“How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk”) have a hand in the fad. The exercises are addictive, shareable, entertaining. So what’s not to like? Here’s …

Stop the Sequester (Wait … What’s a Sequester?)

Posted on 02/22/2013 by | News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsThe major budget cuts looming on March 1 are a bad idea, whether you know much about them or not. That’s one takeaway from a new poll by the Pew Research Center and USA Today on issues that are likely to dominate the political landscape this year. By a 9 point margin (49 to 40 percent), those polled favored finding a way around the $85 billion in spending cuts scheduled for military and most domestic programs — known in Washington …

Move Over, Kids: AARP Members Are Taking Over the Internet

Posted on 06/7/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyAs if we needed much confirmation. You take us to task on our Facebook page; you Tweet us links to your blogs; you’re repinning our pins. Every day, you tell us how you spent time learning a new gadget, or asked someone a little younger to show you how. Every day, you spend more money online than any other demographic. You’re playing Words With Friends, you’re selling your used fishing rods on Craigslist, and you’re starting new jobs with a …