Monday, April 27, 2009

Melbourne Twitter Gathering.

I attended a twitter event last Thursday night called “Tweet Up Mellers” hosted by Melbourne TwitStar - Sam Mutmer.

I was intrigued to attend and found my two hours there to be delightful and educational. I had the pleasure of meeting Sam Mutmer who hosted the night and I wish to congratulate Sam on her initiative. Sam is a definite connector and maven (If you have read Malcolm Gladwell’s, The Tipping Point, you will know what I mean).

I had an extremely interesting conversation with William Donovan. William is Web Designer/Developer Specialist with the Bureau of Meteorology. This bright young man has a sparking future ahead of him, and I will watch with interest as William’s career unfolds.

George Hall was also very interesting. George was front and centre as a Twitter volunteer during the recent Victorian Bushfires. George relayed messages helping people with information during the bushfires that proved to be very effective.

My old friends Al Black from Reach Local and Jason Watson from Tomato Source also attended and were in fine form.

I highly recommend the next “Tweet Up Mellers” and I suggest that you join Sam for her Twitter updates.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Exclusive: eBay’s Australian annual conference: Save the Date!

I am pleased to announce eBay's Australia annual conference conducted by PeSA has secured eBay, PayPal & Australia Post as headline sponsors.

Save the Date

Survive and Thrive Online 2009 is to be held on Thursday 13th and Friday 14h of August at Australian Technology Park in Sydney. Once again we have a fantastic line up of Local & International speakers. Please stay tuned for details.

New President
Shaun O’Brien will be taking over as the President of PeSA Australia. Shaun has been involved with PeSA for many years and has volunteered his services both here and in the USA for the benefit of the seller community.
Shaun has the best customer feedback score in the world for a volume seller.
Check out Shaun’s eBay rating card by clicking HERE
I challenge anyone to find a better example than Shaun’s eBay record.

I will continue to work on the planning and running of the Summits.

We will be posting updates here again soon.

I look forward to seeing everyone in Sydney.


Phil Leahy
Founder, PeSA Australia

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Please explain: what is twitter?

Watch this video for the answer...

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Skype Version 4 is Cool

Download the new Skype version 4. It has some neat new features including a Directory that has search results based on reviews. Act now, register your business and have your friends and customers do a quick review – the more you have, the higher up the page you will be.

Example: Go to Directory and under “Find Business Recommendations” Type in the word “Shoes”& click Search. You should find at the top of the list. (Please do a review if you can use this tip!)

To check your current version, click on the Help Tab and then click on Check for Updates.

Sunday, April 5, 2009 will be implementing some exciting changes to the site over the coming months.

• The Site Forum will be upgraded in the next few weeks.
• The main site will be redesigned.
• The front page of the site will carry stories from writers across the country and posts by the forum membership.
• The Bowlsworld Shop will be upgraded and with new product offerings.
• Provide a page for members to upload stories and photos.

I am pleased to announce the return of Davo as a Moderator and the appointment of Kosbar to the moderation team. Michaelw has been appointed Bowlsworld secretary and Commie as editor and story coordinator.

Our Goals.

• To provide exposure to members articles on the front page of the site.
• Increase Interstate and overseas membership
• Provide more information useful to bowlers on the site.

We are all excited by the changes ahead and look forward to providing an even better user experience for the membership and readers of