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Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction. That certainly is the case when considering the things that happen to Khaya Dlanga in the course of his everyday life. Khaya often shares these stories in brief via Instagram or his other social media platforms. He is finally succumbing to the pressure from the many people who read his posts and want more details, and is telling all of these stories and more in These Things Really Do Happen To Me.
Always entertaining, and often containing astute observations regarding various social practices and situations, Khaya tells wide-ranging stories – his lunch with William Shatner; how he fell asleep next to President Thabo Mbeki; how he got hit on by a deaf girl; how his dreadlocks didn’t get the expected reaction from his mom; the greatest pick-up line ever used on him; awkward encounters with exes; what happens when you parallel park in Parkhurst; and what he has learnt in the course of his eventful life – that are guaranteed to entertain and enlighten readers.
In Hashtag Authentic, social media guru Sara Tasker provides tips, advice, and guidance on how to turn your personal Instagram account into a profitable creative outlet. Since setting up her Instagram account (@me_and_orla) while on maternity leave in 2013, Sara has become a celebrated influencer and iPhoneographer, and through her calm, atmospheric, and authentic style has garnered legions of followers. Here, Sara presents the lessons she has learned along the way. Sara's nurturing voice and enchanting photography provide guidance on: storytelling, with tips on finding your own visual style and personal niche; making pictures, including composing for Instagram, finding the best light, and getting the most out of your camera phone; archiving your life, with tips organized by themes like Craft & Making, Family & Pets, and Food & Ingredients; and sharing your world, detailing the keys to Instagram success and beyond. Hashtag Authentic is both an inspiring manual and an interactive tool for finding an online voice, growing a tribe, and becoming an influencer.
More and more we rely on digital connection to fulfil our needs. Skype and FaceTime have taken place of meetings; digital devices are used to entertain children instead of playing with them; non-urgent emails and texts are read and responded to whilst in the company of others, lessening personal connections.
Through 100 simple tips, including self-help assessments, step-by-step programmes and rebalancing techniques, this essential guide shows you how technology can still play a useful and rewarding role in your life, but not at the expense of personal relationships and mental health.
From the bestselling author of Purple Cow and This is Marketing comes an elegant little book that will inspire artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to stretch and commit to putting their best work out into the world.
Creative work doesn't come with a guarantee. But there is a pattern to who succeeds and who doesn't. And engaging in the consistent practice of its pursuit is the best way forward.
Based on the breakthrough Akimbo workshop pioneered by legendary author Seth Godin, The Practice will help you get unstuck and find the courage to make and share creative work. Godin insists that writer's block is a myth, that consistency is far more important than authenticity, and that experiencing the imposter syndrome is a sign that you're a well-adjusted human. Most of all, he shows you what it takes to turn your passion from a private distraction to a productive contribution, the one you've been seeking to share all along.
With this book as your guide, you'll learn to dance with your fear. To take the risks worth taking. And to embrace the empathy required to make work that contributes with authenticity and joy.
Discover why privacy is a counterproductive, if not obsolete, concept in this startling new book It's only a matter of time-- the modern notion of privacy is quickly evaporating because of technological advancement and social engagement. Whether we like it or not, all our actions and communications are going to be revealed for everyone to see. Exposed: How Revealing Your Data and Eliminating Privacy Increases Trust and Liberates Humanity takes a controversial and insightful look at the concept of privacy and persuasively argues that preparing for a post-private future is better than exacerbating the painful transition by attempting to delay the inevitable. Security expert and author Ben Malisow systematically dismantles common notions of privacy and explains how: Most arguments in favor of increased privacy are wrong Privacy in our personal lives leaves us more susceptible to being bullied or blackmailed Governmental and military privacy leads to an imbalance of power between citizen and state Military supremacy based on privacy is an obsolete concept Perfect for anyone interested in the currently raging debates about governmental, institutional, corporate, and personal privacy, and the proper balance between the public and the private, Exposed also belongs on the shelves of security practitioners and policymakers everywhere.
Your money, and how you invest it, could help solve the global climate crisis. In Investing to Save the Planet, Alice Ross reveals why green investing is an untapped opportunity for you to make a positive impact on the health of the planet and your portfolio. The world is changing. The climate crisis has given rise to a wave of companies that are developing cutting-edge, technological solutions to climate change; from improving energy efficiency to engineering alternative meat. These companies, part of an increasingly-popular investment segment collectively known as Environmental, Social and Governance strategies (ESG), are helping tackle our environmental challenges and reshaping the investment landscape. Urgent and indispensable, this investor's guide will provide you with the vital information you need to build your successful ESG investment strategy to secure a positive future for you and the planet.
A practical and engaging guide to building a meaningful and successful career.
Want to build a meaningful career that you love? Careers are changing; they are no longer linear and there's no such thing as a 'job for life'. Squiggly careers, where people jump constantly between roles, industries and locations, are becoming the new normal. Squiggly careers are filled with opportunity and excitement, but they can also be ambiguous and overwhelming if we don't know how to make the most of them.
In The Squiggly Career, personal development experts Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis will teach you how to:
Packed with insights about the changing-face of work, exercises to aid your growth, and tips and inspiration from highly successful people, this book will help you be happier, and ultimately more successful in your career.
An internationally best-selling, conceptual introduction to the TCP/IP protocols and Internetworking, this book interweaves a clear discussion of fundamentals and scientific principles with details and examples drawn from the latest technologies. Leading author Douglas Comer covers layering and packet formats for all the Internet protocols, includingTCP, IPv4, IPv6, DHCP, and DNS. In addition, the text explains new trends in Internet systems, including packet classification, Software Defined Networking (SDN), and mesh protocols used in The Internet of Things. The text is appropriate for individuals interested in learning more about TCP/IP protocols, Internet architecture, and current networking technologies, as well as engineers who build network systems. It is suitable for junior to graduate-level courses in Computer Networks, Data Networks, Network Protocols, and Internetworking.
Chris Stringman gambled, and lost, GBP130,000, destroying his savings, losing his car, and almost his house...but he managed to escape his addiction just before he fell over the precipice. This is not a book about how to win, rather a book about how not to lose. Chris Stringman's personal demon was financial spread-betting - where punters trade on the price movement of a particular market. He explains how it operates, how it sucks gamblers in and keeps them there, and how it nearly cost him everything.He also takes a look at high-street bookies, fruit machines, casinos, poker and bingo, and then goes on to answer some important questions: How do we gamble? Why do we gamble? How can we spot the signs in others? How can we help them? Chris Stringman writes from the heart and tells it like it is in this searingly honest, and highly readable work. It entertains as well as educates - essentially a self-help book for the delusional gambler.
New media is like a giant jigsaw puzzle; a combination of different skills and media. We know all about the pieces, but the biggest problem is putting them all together to get the 'big picture' of new media design. Design for New Media gives a unified approach to looking at the area, covering both the separate elements, and putting them in the context of new media design as a whole. The book is divided into four sections; The first section considers some of the issues that arise from designing with new and developing technology. The author then moves on to look at the 'building blocks' of new media (sound, colour and animation), and their role in the design of a new media product is explained. The third section covers interaction design and those elements of new media that are connected with the use and understanding of the product. Finally, the process of design itself is considered in a practical way; how do you take that first step in designing a new media product?
Jackie Phamotse digs deep into the climate of law and policy in the social media landscape.
After a David and Goliath social media legal battle that saw many take note tweeting about her, the result is a brace, thought-provoking and remarkably detailed social media guide and personal narrative. A first-hand approach on beating public humiliation and cyber victimization, Phamotse combines personal anecdotes, hard data and compelling research to cut through an unjust system governed by the rich and famous. The author directly addresses the question of power and obsession related to social media influencers.
Written with equal doses of humor, compassion and wisdom, I Tweet What I Like is an inspiring call to action, celebrating diversity and human potential. I Tweet What I Like will inspire you!
Social Media Abyss plunges into the paradoxical condition of the new digital normal versus a lived state of emergency. There is a heightened, post-Snowden awareness; we know we are under surveillance but we click, share, rank and remix with a perverse indifference to technologies of capture and cultures of fear. Despite the incursion into privacy by companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon, social media use continues to be a daily habit with shrinking gadgets now an integral part of our busy lives. We are thrown between addiction anxiety and subliminal, obsessive use. Where does art, culture and criticism venture when the digital vanishes into the background? Geert Lovink strides into the frenzied social media debate with Social Media Abyss - the fifth volume of his ongoing investigation into critical internet culture. He examines the symbiotic yet problematic relation between networks and social movements, and further develops the notion of organized networks. Lovink doesn't just submit to the empty soul of 24/7 communication but rather provides the reader with radical alternatives. Selfie culture is one of many Lovink's topics, along with the internet obsession of American writer Jonathan Franzen, the internet in Uganda, the aesthetics of Anonymous and an anatomy of the Bitcoin religion. Will monetization through cybercurrencies and crowdfunding contribute to a redistribution of wealth or further widen the gap between rich and poor? In this age of the free, how a revenue model of the 99% be collectively designed? Welcome back to the Social Question.
Create a YouTube channel that draws subscribers with top-notch content YouTube has the eyes and ears of two billion monthly users. YouTube Channels for Dummies, 2nd Edition offers proven steps to attracting a chunk of those billions to your personal or business channel. This updated guide offers insight from a quartet of YouTube channel content creators, managers, marketers, and analysts as they share the secrets of creating great content, building an audience, and interacting with your viewers. The book includes information on: - Setting up a channel - Creating videos that attract viewers - Putting together a video studio - Editing your final product - Reaching your target audience - Interacting with your fans - Building a profitable business - Tips on copyright law Written for both the budding YouTube creator and the business professional seeking to boost their company's profile on the popular social networking site, YouTube Channels for Dummies allows its readers to access the over two billion active YouTube users who log on each day. Learn how to create a channel, build a YouTube following, and get insight on content creation, planning, and marketing from established YouTube creators.
The Wrinklies' Guide to Home Computing shows that you can teach an old dog new tricks - of the virtual kind. If you think a 'hard drive' is a journey beyond the local shop or that 'software' is something that your other half puts on before bed at night, this is the computing book for you. If 'tweeting' is a noise you associated with the dawn chorus and 'RAM' is a male sheep, then it's time to open these pages. A host of wrinkly-directed tips and advice tells you everything you need to know about buying a computer, setting it up, emailing your wrinkly chums and so much more. With this book you can work with the worldwide web, master magical movie software, select a social network and invade the internet. Catch up with the kids, make the grandchildren groan and tell the world that you might be wrinkly but you can still keep up with technical jargon.
Get to know WordPress with this simple and approachable reference WordPress For Dummies, 9th Edition helps readers discover the power of the WordPress web content building tool. Web builders have created 75 million websites using WordPress and this book will show you how to add your blogs and websites to that count. WordPress For Dummies, 9th Edition drops you right into the fast lane to publishing your first website or blog by teaching you to: - Customize a theme - Create your first post - Use WordPress as a content management system - Work with multimedia formats - Add plugins to your site - Establish a publishing routine Perfect for new bloggers, experienced bloggers converting to WordPress for the first time, and people accustomed to WordPress who want to learn more about the full potential of the technology, WordPress for Dummies, 9th Edition is an indispensable addition to the library of every blogger and webmaster.
Turn your goods into gold on the worlds #1 online retail site. .
Amazon makes it easy for customers to find and purchase exactly what they want quickly and securely. "How to Sell Anything on AmazonAnd Make a Fortune!" makes it easy for you to sell your merchandise to millions of buyers all over the world. Whether you want to start your own online business or extend a retail business, youll learn, step-by-step, how to set up shop on Amazon--and start making money--right away. . .
Get expert advice on determining what to sell and how to categorize your products. Find out how to sell items on Amazon Marketplace, become a Pro Merchant, set up Paid Placements, use Amazon Auctions, establish an Amazon zShop, and more. Start selling on Amazon today and include your products among Earths Greatest Selection. . .
Discover the selling secrets of Amazon. . Develop listing and pricing strategies to beat the competition. List and sell items on Amazon Marketplace easily. Use Amazon Auctions to get the best prices for special items. Establish your own virtual storefrontan Amazon zShop. Promote your products by becoming an Amazon Expert. Use Paid Placements for maximum exposure. Develop targeted email marketing campaigns. Become an Amazon Pro Merchant. Distribute your own intellectual property through Amazon worldwide. Sell worldwide through Amazons international sites. .
Secrets to high-volume, high-profit sales from the most successful sellers on eBay
"Secrets of the eBay Millionaires" reveals the inside stories behind eBay's most successful sellers--including those in the Professional eBay Seller's Association, who together make more than $1 billion annually on eBay. For the first time in one volume, aspiring PowerSellers will get hundreds of undocumented tips and tricks on building a strong eBay business and maximizing sales and profits. Readers will learn to develop a business plan, identify market need, promote their products, build a solid reputation, and more. The sellers profiled represent the major eBay categories, including computers and software, consumer electronics, books, movies, music, collectibles, jewelry, and B-to-B merchandise. Various business models are examined, such as hobbyist-turned- entrepreneur and brick-and-mortar businesses brought online. Readers are sure to find sellers with whom they can identify.
WDSC: Step by Step carries on the Step by Step series tradition of
providing an easy-to-understand yet thorough introduction to
today's most important technologies. In this book, you'll discover
the incredibly powerful WebSphere Development Studio Client (WDSC).
Whether you plan to program only in RPG or plan to someday add Java
and Web development to your RPG skill set, IBM has made it clear
that WDSC is the tool you will be using.
This user-friendly book shows you how to turn the satisfaction and excitement of eBay sales into a lucrative small business--and possibly even a full-time job! Find out how to establish a seller's account, post attention-getting auction listings, and build confidence among bidders. Author Greg Holden explains how to apply the secrets of successful brick and mortar businesses to the online world. After learning the ropes, you'll find out how to boost sales with techniques such as no-reserve selling and "buy it now" pricing. Plus--tips for locating inventory, implementing marketing plans, and getting free advertising are revealed.
Set up your WordPress site today! WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. The latest version of WordPress.org will be replaced in the fall of 2018 with WordPress 5.0. This will include a major change with the addition of new editor Gutenberg. Take your WordPress experience to the next level with the information packed inside this All-in-One. From the basics of setting up your account, to choosing a host and theme, to managing content with editor Gutenberg, to keeping your site secure, these 8 books of expert information will help you take the WordPress community by storm. Build your site foundation Choose a server Become a site admin pro Learn how to manage content using Gutenberg Get ready to blog all about it!
Named one of the greatest minds of the 20th century by Time, Tim Berners-Lee is responsible for one of that century's most important advancements: the world wide web. Now, this low-profile genius-who never personally profitted from his invention -offers a compelling protrait of his invention. He reveals the Web's origins and the creation of the now ubiquitous http and www acronyms and shares his views on such critical issues as censorship, privacy, the increasing power of softeware companies , and the need to find the ideal balance between commercial and social forces. He offers insights into the true nature of the Web, showing readers how to use it to its fullest advantage. And he presents his own plan for the Web's future, calling for the active support and participation of programmers, computer manufacturers, and social organizations to manage and maintain this valuable resource so that it can remain a powerful force for social change and an outlet for individual creativity.
Internet and intranet technologies offer tremendous opportunities to bring learning into the mainstream of business. E-Learning outlines how to develop an organization-wide learning strategy based on cutting-edge technologies and explains the dramatic strategic, organizational, and technology issues involved.
Written for professionals responsible for leading the revolution in workplace learning, E-Learning takes a broad, strategic perspective on corporate learning. This wake-up call for executives everywhere discusses:
Marc J. Rosenberg, Ph.D. (Hillsborough, NJ) is an independent consultant specializing in knowledge management, e-learning strategy and the reinvention of training. Prior to this, he was a senior direction and kowledge management field leader for consulting firm DiamondCluster International.
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