why TIRL

Having worked for two large tech companies in non-engineering roles, I’ve always been surrounded by tech-loving people. My co-workers were genuinely excited about a new app or about an interesting new person they found to follow on Twitter. People would share tips and new websites over lunch. And the excitement was contagious.

However, when I forced myself to step out of the tech-loving bubble I spent most of my time in, it became apparent that many of my friends and family members did not have the same exposure or access to this type of environment. Most were hesitant to give new technology a try, and even if they wanted to, they didn’t know where to start. So I became the source of information for them when they wanted a new TV or mobile phone, or needed a new app. And I realized that if my network had these questions, a lot of other people probably did as well. So I’m writing this blog to share my tech enthusiasm with the masses. And to show how I use tech to make life easier. And more fun. Hence the name, Tech in Real Life.

If you’re scared of technology, I’m here to make it friendly and clear.
If you already have a handle on the basics, I’m here to get you to the next level.
And if you already love technology, I’m here to expose you new things.

Each week I’ll highlight a tool, a gadget, an app, or a website, showcasing how I’ve used it in regular ol’ everyday life. Sure, highlighting the tech is important, but there are hundreds of tech review sites out there. I want to show you HOW to best use it and WHY you should care about it. Basically, think of TIRL as a tech blog with a lifestyle twist. I hope you enjoy my adventures and please don’t be shy if you have topics you’d like me to cover!

Emilia

 

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