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Think You’re Pretty Tech-Savvy? Let’s See If You’re Right.

Find out if you’re digitally literate. #ProjectLiteracy

When most of us hear the word “literacy,” we think about basic reading and writing abilities. Call someone “literate,” and odds are, they think you’re complimenting their fondness for great literature. But the written word is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the lifelong process of literacy.

These days, the truly literate person is also well-versed in technology. If you’re taking this quiz, you probably think you’re pretty tech-savvy. Let’s find out if you’re right. (And if you are, maybe we can help you find a way to share your skills, too.)


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President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

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He didn't mention climate change once.

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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

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