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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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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.

Joshua Lockhart August 14, 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.

Joshua Lockhart August 13, 2013
5 Uses For Animated GIFs Other Than Annoying Memes
YouTube Founders Launch Challenge To Vine & Instagram: MixBit [Updates]

YouTube Founders Launch Challenge To Vine & Instagram: MixBit [Updates]

YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen recently launched their answer to Vine and Instagram for iOS and the Web on Thursday, and the Android version is set to be released in several weeks. The new personal video app called MixBit takes a cue from its predecessors by letting users record brief 16-second videos on their smartphones.

Joshua Lockhart August 12, 2013
YouTube Founders Launch Challenge To Vine & Instagram: MixBit [Updates]
Tourism Radio Looks To Kickstarter To Create Google Glass Experience [Updates]

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Tourism Radio Looks To Kickstarter To Create Google Glass Experience [Updates]

While Google Glass hasn’t been released to the general public just yet, future users already have much to look forward to. Thanks to South Africa’s Tourism Radio latest Kickstarter Project, these users will be able to take their own personal tour guide with them wherever they go.

Joshua Lockhart August 8, 2013
Tourism Radio Looks To Kickstarter To Create Google Glass Experience [Updates]
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.

Joshua Lockhart August 8, 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.

Joshua Lockhart August 7, 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.

Joshua Lockhart August 6, 2013
Don’t Like LinkedIn? 5 Other Social Networks That Can Help You Land A Job
Pinterest Adds New Price Alerts to Benefit Users [Updates]

Pinterest Adds New Price Alerts to Benefit Users [Updates]

Pinterest launched a new feature on Thursday that will help users take a step towards actually purchasing the items they see: price alerts. Coming shortly after the release of Pinterest’s “pin price” feature which allows users to see the current price of their pinned items, the new price alerts help users keep up with price changes for items that they have set their sights on.

Joshua Lockhart August 4, 2013
Pinterest Adds New Price Alerts to Benefit Users [Updates]
4 Ways Online Reviews Are Being Manipulated By Manufacturers

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4 Ways Online Reviews Are Being Manipulated By Manufacturers

Manufacturers and companies actually manipulate reviews in a variety of ways right here on the Internet. It’s all about good press, of course. However, some ways are sketchier than others as you’ll soon be able to tell. Some methods companies use are rather direct while others are a little more hands-off than others. Either way, you should know that it’s very important to investigate reviews while you are simultaneously investigating potential purchases.

Joshua Lockhart August 1, 2013
4 Ways Online Reviews Are Being Manipulated By Manufacturers
6 Useful iOS Apps for Photographers

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6 Useful iOS Apps for Photographers

Let’s face it: people can get some pretty great shots with their iPhones, and these same people don’t even have a technical knowledge of how a camera works. Of course, this isn’t to bash the photography profession. After all, iPhones realistically can’t capture images akin to those which are made with high quality glass, right? Regardless of how you may feel about the iPhone photography trend, you too can use the device (and its tablet counterpart) to your advantage with the right apps.

Joshua Lockhart July 31, 2013
6 Useful iOS Apps for Photographers
6 Places To Create Gorgeous Twitter Cover Images For A Head-Turning Profile

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6 Places To Create Gorgeous Twitter Cover Images For A Head-Turning Profile

Your Twitter header image is an important part of your social media identity, but as always, it’s just one more thing to decide on. After all, your profile picture was hard enough, right? Fortunately for you, there are quite a few sites out there on the Internet available for you to find fantastic looking Twitter header images for your personal usage and for free.

Joshua Lockhart July 30, 2013
6 Places To Create Gorgeous Twitter Cover Images For A Head-Turning Profile
Google Takes On TV With The $35 Chromecast [Updates]

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Google Takes On TV With The $35 Chromecast [Updates]

Media-lovers rejoice! Released on Wednesday, Google has developed a new way to bring great content from the Internet straight to your television: the Chromecast, an interesting little gadget that plugs straight into your television’s HDMI port. The Chromecast connects wirelessly to the user’s smartphone, tablet, or laptop, and can play video and music from these devices right on their television.

Joshua Lockhart July 26, 2013
Google Takes On TV With The $35 Chromecast [Updates]
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