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WASHINGTON, DC, January 28, 2015—Technology entrepreneur and writer Guy Kawasaki is teaming up with AARP for a new web series about how people who are 50-plus can embrace technology. Debuting at www.aarp.org/guykawasakivideos, “Technology: It's Not Just a Guy Thing” takes a look at how technology can empower people of all ages and change their lives.
Hosted by Gil Asakawa, past AARP/Asian American Journalists Association Social Media Fellow, “Technology: It's Not Just a Guy Thing” will focus on the art of innovation, social media, the fundamentals of graphic design, and how digital media is changing the way we consume information. New episodes will premiere every three weeks until the end of March.
“AARP shares my passion for helping people master technology,” said Guy Kawasaki. “Digital tools are creative, empowering, and entertaining and help us stay productive and connected.”
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
Watch AARP’s “Technology: It’s Not Just a Guy Thing” at www.aarp.org/guykawasakivideos.
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About AARP TEK
AARP TEK aims to empower 50-plus Americans with technology by connecting people with friends, family, employment opportunities, health information, entertainment and much more. AARP TEK consists of hands-on workshops, tutorial videos and events that can deliver a customizable technology curriculum for people 50-plus. Learn more at www.aarp.org/aarptek.