There were a number of conversations being held on Facebook today and yesterday, about whether any fireworks events planned for Australia Day should be cancelled and the money donated to the various flood relief appeals.
Some Facebook pages were quickly set up to engage the discussion and the overwhelming view was that it was too late to cancel and in the light of the flood tragedies on the East Coast and the…Continue
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One of my favourite performers is Neil Diamond and I really love his song "Coming To America". It has great vibrancy and enthusiasm. This version was filmed, live, in 2002 in Dublin. Neil Diamond in Ireland
Songs like Brooklyn Roads are among my favourites, too, and it will be really exciting to see and hear him live in Perth on March 29, 2011. Less…Continue
In Part One of our series, Are You Getting The Most Value From Being Online? we discussed the value of using membership of No Tall Poppies as a portal to your online world and a great resource for building your business and personal profile.
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Are You Getting The Most Value From Being Online?
Today's blog is the first in a series, to discuss ways you can use a networking group like No Tall Poppies with an absolutely free Membership to improve the value of the time you spend online. Where you can…Continue
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It is a simple fact: not all our family and friends write blogs, use Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sometimes, regardless of our enthusiasm for "techno" stuff - they just can't see the point and are happy to retain email as their personal form of communication. With "smart phones" proliferating, almost all your friends will have access to the web via mobile, and they certainly will do if they have an email address, even it is only through their PC or…Continue
Part of my experience on Twitter has included being offered various people whom it was suggested I should follow.
Some of them were well known, some of them had very little to recommend them to me personally - they being very new to Twitter; few followers; few posts; little interaction and low ratings on Twitter.
I spent some time analysing these curious recommendations and then I began to laugh - because the answer was so very basic. At the time, my…Continue
It took us less than three days to get a unique facebook URL for our business page called Stories My Nana Tells
These are the steps that we followed.
1. We set up a business page for Stories My Nana Tells that I manage from…
Added by Lesley Dewar on November 2, 2010 at 18:00 — No Comments
It's a great day!
The subscriber site for Stories My Nana Tells went LIVE yesterday and we are very excited to see the launch of the website, which represents the success of four years of plans, dreams and lots of very hard work. Our Facebook page has been up for about two weeks.…Continue
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My name is Lesley Dewar and I own my own name online: lesleydewar.com. I have also given each of my two sons and their wives their own names as domain names.
For business, I already have http://storiesmynanatells.com, which is a social network site and http://networkingtoaplan.com which is home to my new book.
Soon, I will have a website at lesleydewar.com which will be like the sun in…
The very title of this iconic BBC series asks the unanswerable question: "Dr Who?" - the irony of which escaped me until the very moment of beginning to write this post.
I intend to return from time to time, as indeed the Doctor does, to update and add and amend as recollections and memories reappear - as suddenly and unexpectedly as the Tardis.
The year is 1971, my second son had just turned six and shared a room with his (slightly) older brother. One…
If you have ever wondered whether Twitter is worth the effort, let me assure you that it certainly can help you build your business and social networks.
Directly as a spinoff from my Twittering AND Networking To A Plan, I am now the keynote speaker at a high profile fundraising event for Breast Cancer Research. I have received international press, had radio interviews throughout Australia and NZ and appeared on the Kerri-Anne Kennerly show. I am being invited to speak and host…
Added by Lesley Dewar on September 9, 2010 at 5:30 — No Comments
Sending a Tweet to Twitter
This network was updated quite some time ago, so that it would allow you to use Twitter OAuth to post to Twitter and once you had approved the authorisation, you could post a link to Twitter direct from the network at any time, whether you have logged on to Twitter or not. This authority stands until you revoke it through your Twitter settings, so it was a great move forward, especially for those…Continue
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Twittering Nana passionate about the ocean - published June 25, 2010 in Victoria Park Edition of The Examiner. Writer: Brenda Chew.
DNS server, marine conservation, WiFi, campaigning…Continue
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During the school holidays, I will be presenting some workshops for children on writing stories, at Tresillian in Nedlands. Right now, I am supporting Save Our Marine Life with a display in our local library. The local newspaper gave us good coverage.Continue
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In the middle of June, 2010, the senior advisor to the Rudd Federal Government in Australia resigned because he felt that the issue of mental health was not being addressed by the Governnment as promised in their election campaign and in follow up discussions.
Getup - a community based organization in Australia set up a campaign to endorse his concerns and put it back on…Continue
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Biodiversity Events - 2010
Searching in the Deep Seas of the Southwest
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Today, I received this very impressive email at one of my usual email addresses. Happily, a quick check through Google Wikipedia entry on Cambridge Who's Who saved my vanity from separating me from my wallet.
Watch out for this one - it is definitely a scam.
I did not click the "unsubscribe" link either. No point in validating my email address to them.…
Added by Lesley Dewar on June 22, 2010 at 18:00 — No Comments
Twitter has introduced me to a whole range of friends who speak languages other than English. Especially Spanish and Italian. After feeling highly uneducated and ignorant, I have decided to do something about it.
On this network, I have set up two groups:
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This article The Awl - June 2010 was tweeted widely today, advising that The New York Times had banned the use of the word "tweet" in reference to amything to do with Twitter.
Along with many others, I could not resist the urge to comment on their pedantic approach to use of the English language. Google picked up my…Continue
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