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About Us

How we got started

It all started back in 1964 at a Bowling Alley in New Jersey. Dad (our Napoleon's Idiot) started talking to our Mom and in May of 1965 they were married. They went on to have 6 children and through the years Dad always dreamed of working with his children to grow a business.

Our Dad has always been an innovative thinker, able to see trends years in advance. Offering online Hands on Training courses is one of those trends he saw coming years ago. It's only been in the last few years that Dad's dream is becoming a reality. Here at Social Media 4 Beginners our goal is to create easy to understand Hands on Training video tutorials that will help connect the 50+ age group with their children, grand children and great grand children.

Audrey Ostoyic

Founder/Instructor (Daughter #3)


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After creating a Hands on Training video tutorial showing beginners how to use Facebook and uploading it to YouTube, I quickly realized there was a huge need for training for those people who were just starting out on the Social Media sites . I noticed the majority of people who were watching this video were those in the 50+ age group. I started thinking that I should put together some courses that will help them understand these sites and that is when Social Media 4 Beginners was born. This has also led to offering Hands on Training classes at local Assisted Living Facilities.

When learning something knew it can be very frustrating, especially if the trainer/teacher goes to fast and assumes you already know certain things. My hope and desire for the courses offered is that every person watching the video tutorials will walk away with a confidence they never had and knowledge they can use to stay connected to family and friends in a safe way.

Y'all Be Blessed,

Life is not Measured by the Numbers of Breaths we Take, but by the Moments that Take our Breath Away

Raymond Ross

Napoleon's Idiot (Husband & Father)


Even though he is known for our Napoleons Idiot Series on YouTube, Dad is definitely not an Idiot. He has been working with computers for as long as I can remember (35+ yrs) and would actually have us children sit in front of the computer to learn DOS back in the 80's. This of course was while all of our friends were outside playing and having fun. :) I wouldn't change those days for anything!

Before these courses go live, Dad is in charge of going through each individual video tutorial ensuring that it is easy to understand, questions have been answered and he walked away with a better understanding of that Social Media site. We know that is Dad can understand these video tutorials then all of you will also.

Check out our Napoleons Idiot Series today!

You're never too old to learn something new!

Melissa Joyner

Resident Geek (Daughter #1)


Don't let her good looks deceive you, Melissa, who is the oldest of us 6 kids has been designing websites since 1995 and is the smarty pants in the bunch (I say this with much love and admiration). She actually built a site for a local builder back in 1997 and because of the Virtual Reality tour she did for him, he was one of the first businesses to sell a home to someone on the other side of the country. Her and Dad have always been on the bleeding edge of the Internet, pulling clients with them into the future of technology!

Melissa took the vision we had for this site and made it become a reality! She is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to design and making it all work. She is also an amazing teacher as well and I hope to get her involved in doing some training on the Ancestry.com website because she knows that site like the back of her hand. ;)

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain.