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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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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
5 Uses For Animated GIFs Other Than Annoying Memes

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5 Uses For Animated GIFs Other Than Annoying Memes

GIF animations aren’t just for corny memes and annoying reactions (but it doesn’t mean you can’t use them as such). Here at MakeUseOf, we’ve got a whole bag full of uses for these cool little animations. Even in a world with Vine and Instagram, GIF animations are not dead. We have five fantabulous uses for GIF animations that are both practical and beneficial for you and your audience however limited you may think them to be. Let’s get started.

13-08-2013
5 Uses For Animated GIFs Other Than Annoying Memes
5 Unique Alternative YouTube Apps For iOS Devices

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5 Unique Alternative YouTube Apps For iOS Devices

When iOS 6 took the original YouTube app away, many developers scrambled to create their own versions of the video app. Of course, we now have the official Google YouTube app, but this doesn’t mean its return after a brief absence has stopped these creative minds. Since that portion of the app market opened up, it never really has closed. Here are five unique alternative YouTube apps for iOS devices.

08-08-2013
5 Unique Alternative YouTube Apps For iOS Devices
5 Study Skills Every Online Student Needs To Have For Beating Failure

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5 Study Skills Every Online Student Needs To Have For Beating Failure

It’s not the content, the professors, or the assignments by any means. Actually, it’s the format. With online courses, everything relies on you. There’s no schedule to follow, no classes to sit through, no professors to face in person… Nothing like that. That’s why we’ve put together five skills you should learn when taking on such a course for yourself.

07-08-2013
5 Study Skills Every Online Student Needs To Have For Beating Failure
Don’t Like LinkedIn? 5 Other Social Networks That Can Help You Land A Job

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Don’t Like LinkedIn? 5 Other Social Networks That Can Help You Land A Job

LinkedIn has been the goto social network for finding a job as of late, and honestly, why shouldn’t it be? However, LinkedIn isn’t the only way you can find a job. There are other social networks out there perfect for helping you finding the perfect job. Some of them are well-hidden, and some are the usual suspects. The point is that you don’t have to limit yourself, and yes, there are plenty of places out there willing to accept your resumé, especially if you style it right.

06-08-2013
Don’t Like LinkedIn? 5 Other Social Networks That Can Help You Land A Job
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