Archive for November, 2012

A Diver’s Guide to Thailand

November 27, 2012

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Thailand is one of the best places in the world for diving, drawing more divers than anywhere else in Southeast Asia — some 300,000 every year.

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#Scuba Divers Rescue Whale #Shark Caught in Rope | #oceans

November 27, 2012

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November 24, 2012

November 24, 2012

Mind Candy

Scams, scams and more scams… Social networking scams are on the rise social networks gained their first foothold on the web. While site statistics claim a huge number of members, in some cases over several hundred million, online analysts believe that there are somewhere in the area of about 2/3 that amount that are unique account holders using these sites. How many people do you know that have a few or even dozens of accounts on one site they maintain regularly. With all of that activity the potential for scams is an unavoidable part of the package. Add in that as networks tighten up on multiple account restrictions, hijacked accounts and fresh identities have real monetary value to those who would look to exploit them – and that doesn’t even take into consideration those accounts that actually stored credit card info on them to play games or whatever else they…

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November 23, 2012

A useful introduction to creative writing – hope you enjoy it. I wondered where it was going, then it stopped.

Storytelling Pro

When you’re creating a setting in creative writing mode, you really only have two options: use a real world setting or create your own.  Now, with both options, there are a ton of sub-options/questions that need to be filled out.  After all, we’re going for a realistic world here.  Our readers need to be able to believe it’s real.

In today’s lesson, we’ll be creating our own world.  I’ll be giving you questions and answers as a sample idea to get you into the thinking mode.  Let’s go ahead and jump right into it shall we?

Is your world Earth like or not?  In this case, we’ll say it’s not.

Is it a modern world, futuristic, or perhaps medieval?  Sense it’s not Earth like, we’re going to go with a medieval setting.

Since your world is not Earth like, what is it like?  Barren?  Nothing but Water?  Volcanic?  Let’s go…

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November 22, 2012

I always enjoy reading Alan’s posts. Hope you enjoy this one.

Libdrone's Thoughts and Musings

It’s not something I’m proud of,  but the fact is I can be an extremely stubborn son of a bitch.    I have yet again quite deliberately blown off another 4pm deadline.   I honestly could not tell you why I felt so vehemently that I would not write this post at 1:30 in the afternoon,  in order to get it published by the deadline.   And yet I found myself quite refusing to write.    Somehow I am a temperamental artiste,  even to myself.   This can be less than convenient at times,  such as when a more rational part of me insists that deadlines need to be kept,  even if we really aren’t in the mood to write.

I suppose I really can characterize my pre-deadline recalcitrance as ‘moody’,   although that probably isn’t an adjective I would have selected in a description if it hadn’t been one of…

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November 22, 2012

Paul 12 Benefits of Social Media reads like a list of why I like Social Media. My top five from his list are:
Serving others

The others serve enterprise well:
Social Proof
Search Rankings
Customer Service
Customer Loyalty
Leading Change

Just my thoughts

Empire Avenue Tips

benefits of social mediaEarlier this week Chris Ford and I Introduced the “Beyond Empire Avenue” Facebook Group. I want to start discussing how we can work together to better use EAv to accomplish our business, nonprofit and personal goals that go Beyond Empire Avenue.

Empire Avenue is supposed to be “social media rocket fuel.”  It’s intended to super-charge our social media efforts.  But, before we can figure out how to better use EAv, we’ve got to know why we’re using social media. In other words… First, we determine what our social media goals are, then we determine how to better use EAv to reach them.  Make sense?

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Is remote and rural Australia being dudded by the NBN?

November 9, 2012

Is remote and rural Australia being dudded by the NBN?.