Did you know that nearly 9 million people have never used the Internet in the UK? It could be a parent, a grandparent or just someone who does not like technology so as part of the government initiative Race Online 2012 a new website has launched to help dispel some of the myths of the Internet and help people make their first steps online. Called obviously Get-someone-online.com we thought we’d give the website a quick mention.
About The Website
Get-someone-online.com is appealing to the public to encourage non-internet users to give the internet a go. The campaign is in support of the Race Online 2012 initiative, led by the UK’s digital champion Martha Lane Fox.
The idea is to give people the gift of the web this Christmas, whether it’s pledging to help a family member set up an email account, registering someone they care about for a free internet training course, donating their old PC or actually gifting someone a low cost web ready PC for Christmas.
Research from Microsoft to support the campaign has found that there are an estimated 30 million PCs and Laptops lying around homes in the UK which could potentially be given a new home. And to make it as easy as possible for internet users to do their bit, Age UK will be making their 475+ charity shops across the UK available as donation centers for old computers for the duration of the campaign.
What We Think
We are all great fans of the Internet here at What’s Good On The Web, that’s why we review good websites so any initiative that helps people access technology we think is great so please show your support and visit Get-someone-online.com