Rob M. Jones (Street Articles Author)
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More years than I can remember in the Software and Internet industry. Worked with many companies, in different market sectors worldwide. Strengths are delivering projects and products using my knowledge of Software Development including desktop, mobile and online environments especially when I can combine my technical skills with business development.

When not working you will find me cycling, snowboarding, cooking, hanging out in cafes and/or with my family.

Graduate of Leicester Polytechnic, United Kingdom (now Leicester University)

Historic Associations and Memberships Princes Trust mentor Member of China Britain Business Council Member of Business Network International Member of TWAIN, Global Imaging software standards organisation Member of PITCOM, British Government Parliament Information Technology Committee Member of E-Center Bar coding committee, Bar Coding standards organisation

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Improving Customer Service With SMS Or Text Messages
Late 2012 I wrote about how SMS or Text Messaging had just reached its 20th birthday. Over those years use of SMS has grown and evolved. In many parts of the world consumers use of SMS is now falling as people use more "data" based services but in other countries…
By:  in  Business  >  Customer Service   May 28, 2014  
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Building A Chinese Website, Not As Easy As You Think!
I run a couple of successful discount car rental websites. Currently in English and Spanish. Recently I added Russian and Chinese language versions to the group of websites. I thought I would share my experiences of the Chinese website process in case anyone else wants to do the same. This…
By:  in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Jul 31, 2013  
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Fitur 2013 Madrid The Premier Travel Tourism And Hospitality Show In Spain
This is a show of many contrasts. Most of those exhibiting put on a great show. The right decision makers were in attendance. Meeting people was easily achievable and from my point of view and others I know at the show we were able to achieve all objectives from the…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Hotels Accommodations   Feb 01, 2013  
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Time to Change Gun Laws, Or is It?
Before I start I must declare that I am not American and I do not live in the USA. So for those of you reading this that do or are, please do not take these comments as anything more than an outsiders view. This issue is for Americans to debate…
By:  in  News and Society  >  International   Jan 18, 2013  
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How To Remove Your Unauthorised Republished Content From Google Websites
Recently I discovered one of my articles online. To my horror someone else was using my work under their name. Not only the text but also the photograph I had used in the article. This is copyright theft and should not be tolerated. Most countries have laws which protect the…
By:  in  Legal  >  Copyright   Jan 18, 2013  
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Article Theft, Google, Mitchel Stanvich And Becoming An Author
After years of software, web development and online marketing several months ago I started the journey to become an author, of articles at least. Since the late 90’s I have written content for web pages but never published content in article form. 38 articles later on StreetArticles, with others published…
By:  in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Jan 15, 2013  
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How to Safely Book Or Reserve A Vacation Rental Property Does it Exist?
There is a growing problem. Fraudsters are promoting “non-existent” properties using the internet and getting visitors to pay large amounts of money in advance. When the guest tries to find the property they find it does not exist and the theoretical owner of the property has disappeared with your money.…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Vacation Rentals   Jan 10, 2013  
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How to Use Youtube As Part Of Your Internet Marketing Strategy
There is no such thing as a free lunch but YouTube is as close as you will get when it comes to Internet Marketing. Most online marketing activities require some sort of skill to achieve an end result. You might need to become good at writing articles. You might need…
By:  in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Jan 02, 2013  
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Vacation Rental Property Owners And Pet Friendly Properties
Within the Vacation Rental property sector there are many market segments. Many vacation rental providers ignore them and simply treat the market as a whole. An attitude of “here is a property, rent it”. In theory that is ok, but when everyone is doing it, you need to find a…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Vacation Rentals   Dec 31, 2012  
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Theeta Eme An Amazing Bar, Restaurant In Mar Menor, La Manga
This Bar, Cafe and Restaurant is more of a cafe than a restaurant. It sits on the edge of the Mar Menor lagoon in a small village “Las Salinas”. Its nearest neighbour Cabo de Palos is easier to find and much better known. La Manga is a strip of land…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Destination Tips   Dec 30, 2012  
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My Websites

Are Photocopiers And Banks Responsible for Lost Gdp?
A trip to my local bank branch is never anything to get excited about. It should be uneventful. Today…
How Secure Should Your Login Be?
I need to ship a box from one country to another. There are many companies who can do this but it is…
How to Add A Twitter Follow Button to Your Website
Adding a “Follow” Twitter button requires inserting a small piece of text onto your page. This should…
The Cloud – so What, Nothing New From What I Can See
If I have to listen to another client or techie waffling on about “the cloud” I will scream. It…
Theeta Eme An Amazing Bar, Restaurant In Mar Menor, La Manga
This Bar, Cafe and Restaurant is more of a cafe than a restaurant. It sits on the edge of the Mar Menor…
Plan for Everything, “the Worst Can Still Happen”
Watching the news recently reminded me that whatever you do, life still bites you in the bottom when…
Article Theft, Google, Mitchel Stanvich And Becoming An Author
After years of software, web development and online marketing several months ago I started the journey…
Do Banks And Governments Have Any Right to Judge Our Use Of Money
As some of the major economies around the would start to show signs of recovering from the damage done…
Building A Chinese Website, Not As Easy As You Think!
I run a couple of successful discount car rental websites. Currently in English and Spanish. Recently…
Thank You Neil And Matti, 20 Years Since the First Text Message And Counting
On 3rd December 1992 Neil Papworth a British engineer sent the first text message - “Merry Christmas”.…