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207 weeks ago, by Tim
Stop Logging Me Out!
Does anyone else suffer the daily ritual of logging into Hootsuite?

Every 'remember me' or remember password' box is ticked and yet, without fail, each time I open the page I have to login again.

No other site makes me work so hard.
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207 weeks ago, by James
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205 weeks ago, by Kris
Ours works ok on Firefox.Have you tried deleting the Hootsuite cookie, deleting the cache, deleing the stored password, and then entering the site again from new?
204 weeks ago, by Jackie
Hootsuite doesn't seem to be working at all today. Bah.
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207 weeks ago, by Tim
I'm Starting a Website for Whites Only
No I'm not really. I'd be vilified. I don't even want to. However, I found this whilst searching Social Media sites:

http://www.blackplanet.com [Yes, it is what it sounds like it is].

How do you think http://www.WhitePlanet.com would be greeted? Very well by a mad bunch of USA southerners who wear ridiculous white pointy hats probably.

I was researching how many social media websites there are. So social media is segmenting itself. Why not join & post the palest photo you have of myself on there?
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208 weeks ago, by Tim
The BEST FILM ever...
...is getting a 20th Anniversary re-release: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i8U8nzIfZg

I don't suppose there are any new scenes though.

What a great film, great casting, great story and superb actors. Charlie and Martin Sheen actually play father and son in the film. Arguably Michael Douglas's greatest performance.
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208 weeks ago, by Tim
Have You Written A Book?
Have you written a book on anything that you feel would put you in a position to offer me advice on doing the same please?

I currently have a 7,500 word eBook and I'm going to expand, but can see a 'proper' business book will take a different approach and a lot of careful planning so the end result makes sense, has a purpose, a clear message, is readable and useful.

Do I start writing and then name the chapters and chapter sub-headings or the other way round? Or will either approach work?
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208 weeks ago, by Jackie
I think every author has their own way of structuring and writing their books. Some will prefer writing chapter headings first and then filling in the blanks, while others will prefer writing all the content and then structuring it into chapters. It's horses for courses, or whatever works for you.

While we're on the subject, here's an article I wrote about self-publishing my first book, in case it helps.

http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Write-an-Amazon-Bestseller&id=5477401
208 weeks ago, by Tim
Thanks guys. I'm not struggling with the structure Simon, just asking what others' experiences are.
205 weeks ago, by Kris
@Jackie came across another self-publishing site which seems to be accredited by the Arts Council amongst others, and seems to be a little easie than your Lulu experience
http://www.feedaread.com
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210 weeks ago, by Tim
It's All About the Sound
Yes, the new Audi R8 tv advert is a joy to listen to. It's pretty appealing on the eye too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0gvqLZIQss

Why has it take this long for a manufacturer to give blokes just want they want to see....a supercar having the nuts revved off it?

We all know it's engineered brilliantly so why not shut up and let the car do the talking?
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211 weeks ago, by Tim
Hospital Website Displays Wrong Phone Number
I was 5 minutes late taking my mum to Christchurch Hospital today so Googled to find out the number to call ahead. According to Google the no. is 01202 486361. It is not.

The main hospital reception didn't even recognise the number it giving me 704 740.

I checked the website when I got home and it shows the very same incorrect number.
http://www.rbch.nhs.uk/our_services/support_services/pals/contact_us.php

How can such a crucial aspect of information be incorrect? Who is responsible?
210 weeks ago, by James
Very few government run organisations would survive if they were run as private businesses. That's why privatised industries can eventually become so profitable. The new owners can be ruthlessly efficient and keep the savings.
210 weeks ago, by Jackie
My worst-ever client was fresh from the public sector. She didn't have a clue about commercial realities and working processes. She's the only client I had to sack.
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214 weeks ago, by Tim
Branson vs. Jobs
Sir Richard Branson or Steve Jobs - who was the best marketeer? Or should the question be is Virgin the better brand or Apple?

I love my iPhone, as do all iPhone users, but was spoken to quite bluntly by a Virgin Stewardess as we left San Francisco.
214 weeks ago, by James
Apple make things but Branson managed to make money out of the Virgin name, getting partners to invest the money. I think that's quite clever.
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215 weeks ago, by Tim
Tick Box to Post on Twitter and LinkedIn
James, can we have tick boxes to post our Rants & Raves on Twitter and LinkedIn please?

It has struck me that we're posting some really good talking posts on ML but we're denying others the pleasure of experiencing them.

On one hand and it will attract new members but will it be the ones you want?
215 weeks ago, by John
Hi Tim...

We'll shortly have a member forum up, and one of the sections will be for feedback and ideas as I'm sure there are many things we can implement on the platform to add value. The forum will also be a way for members of all industry lenses to privately interact with one another.

Good idea re tick boxes, in the meantime the Rants & Raves can be shared by clicking on the title and choosing the platform to share on. We'll add your suggestion to the list...
215 weeks ago, by Tim
Ok great, thanks John.
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