Your library visitors want to know more about personal technology and how to make the most of it, but keeping up can be exhausting. Advisorator cuts through the noise of websites and social media feeds, delivering a biweekly newsletter full of advice and insights from professional tech journalist Jared Newman.

With Advisorator, your staff and patrons can also get their questions answered directly, either via email or scheduled live chat sessions. With a decade of experience writing about consumer technology, Jared is ready to help with make your library more tech-savvy. Reach out via email to get started.

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Advisorator's newsletters arrive every two weeks, with no ads, sponsorships, or other distractions. Check out some samples below to see what's included in each issue:

In addition to receiving the newsletters, subscribers can ask for guidance on any consumer tech topic, from phones and PCs to wireless service plans to cutting the cable TV cord.

Ready to get started? Advisorator costs $50 per year for individual subscribers, with deep volume discounts available for libraries. Send me an email, and we can work out a plan that fits your budget.

Questions and Answers

Who are you?

I'm a professional journalist who's been covering consumer technology since 2008. I contribute regularly to PCWorld, TechHive, and Fast Company, and have written for Time.com, the New York Times, Macworld, Popular Mechanics, and Rolling Stone. My free newsletter on streaming video and over-the-air television, Cord Cutter Weekly, has more than 17,000 subscribers.

When and how often does the newsletter arrive?

Every two weeks, typically on Monday mornings but subject to change due to holidays and special circumstances.

How does the consulting work?

Your staff can either send questions via email, or set up scheduled live chat room sessions where they can get answers in real-time. Total consulting time is negotiable depending on your budget.

Can I read Advisorator on the web?

Each newsletter will have a web link so you can add it to reading list services such Pocket or zoom in on the text. I have no plans for a freestanding website at this time.

What are you doing with our data?

I keep track of how many subscribers open emails and click on links to determine which topics readers value most, and I can make these analytics available to your library upon request. However, I will never sell access to email addresses or other personal data, and this website does not use tracking cookies.

How do we get started?

Just send me an email and we'll take it from there.