Monday, January 7, 2013

Internet services at the US Interests Section

I've been away on a trip, and came back to find a few notes from readers.

USINT sent a link to a description of the offerings at their two Interactive Resource Centers. They include free Internet access for those with basic computer skills and classes on basic computer skills and advanced classes on social media like blogs, Twitter and Facebook. They also do database searches and offer other information and photocopying.

There is an acceptable use policy. For example, users must be over 17 and cannot be engaged in commerce. One must call for an appointment to use the machines.

I still do not know how many computers there are, how fast their Internet connections are, how long it takes to get an appointment to use them, whether people are afraid to be seen using them. etc. Does anyone have any experience using them?

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