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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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9 Ways To Send Video Messages

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9 Ways To Send Video Messages

Voicemails, emails, and texts are out when you can’t talk to someone right away and need to leave a message. Welcome to the future, guys. We have video messages now. (Okay, maybe emails and texts have their place, but voicemails don’t. Voicemails suck. Don’t use voicemails.) Today, I’m going to tell you just how exactly you can create video messages without much effort on your part.

10-07-2013
9 Ways To Send Video Messages
How Do Celebrities Manage Their Social Media Accounts And What Can We Learn From Them

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How Do Celebrities Manage Their Social Media Accounts And What Can We Learn From Them

Celebrities are the premium fuel of the social media world, and people like you and me just keep burning it. I’m certainly not saying it’s bad thing, though. It’s just a fact! However, have you ever inspected just exactly how celebrities manage their social media accounts? They are all just a little bit different than your Average Joe’s Twitter account, and it’s for a variety of good reasons, too.

09-07-2013
How Do Celebrities Manage Their Social Media Accounts And What Can We Learn From Them
Why Following Up On Email Is Important (Or How I Overreacted When Someone Didn’t)

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Why Following Up On Email Is Important (Or How I Overreacted When Someone Didn’t)

Following up on emails is the proper thing to do. Backing up your claims is the proper thing to do. I thought I should share my experience with you as someone who was on the bad end of poor communication. This is a personal story and it goes a long way in underlining the importance of following up with emails, before any other recourse.

04-07-2013
Why Following Up On Email Is Important (Or How I Overreacted When Someone Didn’t)
How to Prevent Text and Instant Messaging from Smothering a Relationship

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How to Prevent Text and Instant Messaging from Smothering a Relationship

Ladies and gents, ever heard of the old phrase, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder?” It’s not just some silly cliché. In fact, it’s quite possibly more relevant in this day and age than it ever has been. Why? Simple: It’s nearly impossible to be absent anywhere these days. Unfortunately, constant communication kills relationships – emphasis on the word “constant”. However, by looking past technology and into human interaction, there are ways to prevent text and instant messaging from smothering a relationship.

03-07-2013
How to Prevent Text and Instant Messaging from Smothering a Relationship
Stop Spam Texts Forever with These Tips

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Stop Spam Texts Forever with These Tips

Spam texts are dumb. I could have provided a much more detailed introductory sentence, but I believe we can all agree here. Ever had this kind of moment? “Oh man! A new text message! Wonder who it could be– NO I DO NOT WANT THIS OBVIOUSLY FAKE LOAN.” We’re still in the relatively early days of spam texting, so it’s going to take a little while longer for us to instantly recognize them as well as we recognize a Nigerian prince scam. Here are some tips to stop them from hitting your inbox.

02-07-2013
Stop Spam Texts Forever with These Tips
Can Magnets Ruin An SD Card? 6 Common Reasons Why You Can’t Use Your SD Card

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Can Magnets Ruin An SD Card? 6 Common Reasons Why You Can’t Use Your SD Card

Guess what – magnets can’t ruin your SD cards. Let’s just get that one out in the open. Flash memory just doesn’t work that way! I mean, magnets could work, but it would have to be really, really powerful. Nothing that you have in your household would ruin one, for the record. So yeah, let’s just dispel that myth. However, there are a variety of reasons that you can’t your SD card, and it seems as though nearly everyone faces the same issues.

27-06-2013
Can Magnets Ruin An SD Card? 6 Common Reasons Why You Can’t Use Your SD Card
How To Access A Deceased Relative’s Digital Accounts

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How To Access A Deceased Relative’s Digital Accounts

While the Internet has already provided for ways to remove your deceased loved one’s digital accounts , there is occasionally the need to access them. Sometimes it’s for will information – other times it has to deal with financial reasons. Whatever your objective may be, I understand how tough it is.

25-06-2013
How To Access A Deceased Relative’s Digital Accounts
Tips To Maximize Your Listening Pleasure In iTunes

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Tips To Maximize Your Listening Pleasure In iTunes

With Spotify, Pandora, and – sigh – The Pirate Bay in the mix, it’s very rare that you hear someone say they just love listening to iTunes. It’s not like people don’t do it, though. It just seems as if it has faded into the background as the simple default music player for Macs, iDevices, and more. So here are five tips to aid you in maximizing your listening pleasure with iTunes. These basic cheats can be customized according to your listening preferences, so grab your headphones and check ’em out.

20-06-2013
Tips To Maximize Your Listening Pleasure In iTunes
iOS & Facebook Integration: Genuinely Useful or Waste of Time?

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iOS & Facebook Integration: Genuinely Useful or Waste of Time?

When Facebook iOS integration came onto the scene, Apple and Facebook joined forces in an effort to enhance your life – not to burden it. Cook and Zuckerberg didn’t get together in some secret layer on a private island in the Pacific to concoct some evil plan that would ruin millions of peoples’ lives by adding Facebook to the iPhone. I’m not one to view the world through rose-colored glasses, but let me at least show you some of the benefits and their nuisances of having Facebook on your iPhone.

19-06-2013
iOS & Facebook Integration: Genuinely Useful or Waste of Time?
7 Facebook Status Ideas That Show How To Engage Better With Your Social Network

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7 Facebook Status Ideas That Show How To Engage Better With Your Social Network

Facebook can suck. Really. That’s a blunt statement, but regardless of the medium, it’s the content that makes up in publication. In Facebook’s case, it’s a great medium, but sometimes it has some horrible content. Only the users are to blame. Fortunately, I’m here to help you enhance your content output so you can develop some truly engaging status ideas to help you connect better with those on your social network.

18-06-2013
7 Facebook Status Ideas That Show How To Engage Better With Your Social Network
Getting Results In The Jobs Market: The Modern Resume

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Getting Results In The Jobs Market: The Modern Resume

Your resume? Well, it’s just a simple piece of paper, now. This certainly isn’t to say that your resume no longer has a purpose. It most definitely does, my friend. Instead of serving as the all-around bio that gets you the job, it should serve as an attention-getter to make your future workplace want to know more.

13-06-2013
Getting Results In The Jobs Market: The Modern Resume
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