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Joshua Lockhart

/ Joined 28 June, 2011

Joshua Lockhart is an okay web video producer and a slightly above mediocre writer of online content. You can fawn over his work here:

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Amazon Soon To Offer Free & Discounted Ebooks Of Hard Copies Purchased Through Its Site

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Amazon Soon To Offer Free & Discounted Ebooks Of Hard Copies Purchased Through Its Site

Do you have crates upon crates of dusty old books that you just wish could be on your Kindle? Good news! Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will soon launch Matchbook, a program that allows users to receive digital versions of books that they already own at free or discounted rates.

05-09-2013
Amazon Soon To Offer Free & Discounted Ebooks Of Hard Copies Purchased Through Its Site
How To Be An Online Entrepreneur With Thrift Store Shopping On eBay

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How To Be An Online Entrepreneur With Thrift Store Shopping On eBay

With eBay, you can turn yourself into an online entrepreneur by flipping items you can find nearly anywhere — online or offline. Best of all, it’s pretty darn easy to do, and this means you can turn your weekend thrift store outings into a profitable hobby. Here are just a few tips to buy items in thrift shops and easily turn them around on eBay.

05-09-2013
How To Be An Online Entrepreneur With Thrift Store Shopping On eBay
Liking Can Make You Smart: 5 Ways To Use Facebook For Education

Liking Can Make You Smart: 5 Ways To Use Facebook For Education

Facebook can teach us lots of stuff, but most of the time, it’s nothing that we really want to know. But what about the real educational value of Facebook? Stuff that’s — oh, how do you say it — Educational? Believe it or not, it’s out there. Whether you are the parent of students, a student at a university, or just a student of life, we’ve got a few tips that will make your Facebook experience just a bit more valuable.

04-09-2013
Liking Can Make You Smart: 5 Ways To Use Facebook For Education
How To Really Start Conversations Around Your Facebook Photos

How To Really Start Conversations Around Your Facebook Photos

So you’re a new startup for an app/gadget/website/service, or maybe you’re just a freelances trying to sell yourself, and you aren’t sure how exactly to get conversation going on your Facebook Page. Look around, it seems like photos are all the rage these days, right? Below, we’ll tell you how to use your Facebook photos to start conversations on your Page.

29-08-2013
How To Really Start Conversations Around Your Facebook Photos
Get Your Kid To Read: 4 Tips To Make Reading Fun With Technology

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Get Your Kid To Read: 4 Tips To Make Reading Fun With Technology

It seems like technology has stolen this generation’s love of reading, but is it possible that it could also recapture it? Today, we have four tips for you (with tons of sub-tips written throughout) to help you use technology to make reading fun for your kids. Throughout this piece, you’ll find a few ways to charge up the reading “environment” for your child, and hopefully get him or her fall in love with reading.

28-08-2013
Get Your Kid To Read: 4 Tips To Make Reading Fun With Technology
Are You In A Rush To Make Money From Home? Spot 7 Work At Home Scams

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Are You In A Rush To Make Money From Home? Spot 7 Work At Home Scams

Wealth, speed, ethics — when it comes to money, you can only pick two. When it comes to working from home, it’s very likely that you won’t get a chance to even pick one of them. That’s because most opportunities to make money from home are simply scams. While there are some ways to make money from home, there are more ways to get scammed than there are authentic opportunities for profit.

22-08-2013
Are You In A Rush To Make Money From Home? Spot 7 Work At Home Scams
The Best 10 Google Docs Tips For Teachers As They Go Back To School

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The Best 10 Google Docs Tips For Teachers As They Go Back To School

Back-to-school time is underway, and I’m sure you teachers are already balancing your lives, your classroom, and your pesky administrations. What could make life just a little bit easier for you? Google Docs, my dear educator friend. Google Docs. Below, we have ten awesome tips to help you out when handling your students and their parents. Some of them you may know, but others, you very well may not.

19-08-2013
The Best 10 Google Docs Tips For Teachers As They Go Back To School
How To Win A Job Interview Via Skype

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How To Win A Job Interview Via Skype

For some reason, many tech users tend to separate “reality” from what’s on their computer screen. We’re bolder people online, hiding behind text conversations, artsy profile pictures, and creative (and also sometimes off-color) user names. While Skype interviews do not necessarily provide anything for the user to hide behind seeing that everything is practically face-to-face, it’s important to establish that everything you are doing is real.

16-08-2013
How To Win A Job Interview Via Skype
Turn Your Internet Relationships Into Real World Friendships With A Meetup

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Turn Your Internet Relationships Into Real World Friendships With A Meetup

There is one thing you must know when organizing a virtual meetup with an online compadre: don’t be creepy. The prime consideration you must have is that your friend — regardless of how close you may seem in the virtual world — is going to be on guard when they meet with you. Just because you are close friends online does not mean you are while in the outside world. You have to build trust to even meet up with a person; that’s why we have some great tips below.

14-08-2013
Turn Your Internet Relationships Into Real World Friendships With A Meetup
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