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  1. Chrissy Cross

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    Yes but when I go to click on the hyperlink icon, the word is not highlighted anymore.
     
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    Ok, I'm going to try again, I looked it up for iPads here.
     
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    It worked! Now I just have to remember how I did it. :)
     
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    That is exactly what happens with me when I try to do it, Chrissy ! I looked up directions for posting a hyperlink with the iPad, and we are doing just what the instructions (and Ken) are saying to do; but when it comes out on the page, it shows the whole link and not the word.
    There ha to be some other little trick to doing this with the iPad, and I will keep trying to figure out why it is not working.
    In the meantime, I will just try to write posts that don't have to have a link to go with them.

    Chrissy......how did you do it ? ?
    Okay ! I just turned mine into a link, too ! Posting the reply is the "secret" to making it work.
     
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    Lol, I forget.


    I think I went to get my link and copied it, then I came here and wrote that sentence. I highlighted the word "here" but didn't choose copy or anything.

    Then I went to the hyperlink and inserted my URL. When done it doesn't look like it worked but when I hit "post reply", it did and the word was in blue.
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot that part. The link doesn't show up until you Post Reply.
     
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    That wasn't really even the issue before Ken, because it didn't work anyway before.

    My problem was not highlighting the word "here" or whatever word I would use.
     
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    In cases like those long URLs Ken you might want to try the facilities of Google URL shortener or Bitly to shorten the URL you wanted to use.
     
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    Well no, because text hyperlinks are more efficient because they are integrated with the sentences.
     
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    Of course. I got you. But in cases you wanted to promote a URL link say to social media like Twitter or Facebook, etc. the hyperlink apps offered by Google and Bitly are handy and easy.
     
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    Uh huh. I use bit.ly on Twitter, but I haven't been on Twitter in a while.
     
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    I have been to Twitter these days since I need to promote a client's product on social media using Hootsuite, a social media app for promotion. This make me think to promote our website, SeniorsOnlyClub in it. Thanks Ken for giving me an idea. ;) I'll think of some nice campaigns to promote it later so I can help in creating awareness about this website and help us generate funds from the traffic ad. That's another way, I can help aside from the side ad for SeniorsOnlyClub I will be putting on my personal blogs. I'll be posting the links on these soon as I can come up with them. :)
    That made me think to
     
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    Keep in mind that while some people will click on a link in order to get further information about something that is being discussed, it's better to answer the question, reply to the discussion, or post something of substance. Clearly, I don't speak for everyone but I am thinking that most people don't click on the links at all but are more interested in the social aspects of carrying on a conversation. If it was just the information they wanted, they could go to their favorite search engine or library.

    I will usually say what I have to say, and maybe post a link to whatever source I might have so that people know that I didn't just pull it out of my butt or something, and sometimes I'll quote some relevant parts of my source to back up what I'm saying. I think that works best, as far as conversation goes. A couple of years from now, most of the links you post will no longer be any good but your words will still be here. I know I'd rather have your words than your links.
     
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    Please, if it's worth posting a link to, then it should be worth saying something about whatever the link might take you to. Why did you find that site to be interesting or worthwhile? What are we going to find there? Do you agree or disagree with it? And so on.
     
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