Kevin has a family member that is posting personal information online at Blogger, and he'd like to have them taken down. Rich says his best bet, realistically, is to simply continue to flag the blog and keep complaining about it. He should take the approach that he's being harassed. It may take awhile, but eventually, the squeaking wheel gets the grease.
Orly has an invention that she's patenting. She needs to create a website to market it, but she doesn't understand how to get going. Leo recommends going with SquareSpace because they not only have a good blogging style content management system, but they also have e-commerce options if she's going to be selling online.
Sue wants to start a website at geekyoldbroad.com. She already has the domain name, and now she can connect it to anything she wants. Wordpress.com is an easy-to-use site where she can set up a site for a low monthly cost. Another site that will do this is SquareSpace.com. She can just go in, pick a template that works for her needs, and start publishing content. Wordpress has a free tier with ads. These are the easiest ways to do it.
Dan designed his website using Google Templates and it looks weird in Chrome. Leo says that it sounds like there's a problem with Blogspot. He may want to try regenerating the site. His content is separate from the template, so he can change the template and see what happens. Then if it's ok, go back to the original.
Mike wants to build his own website. Should he learn how to write code or use templates? Leo says it really comes down to what he wants it for. He can get started with Google's Blogger and WordPress.com. Those are free, but they come with ads. There's also Wix and Weebly, which create special tools to make it really easy to create a custom template based website.
Cheryl wants to know how to use social media to reach the most people. Leo says that most social media is set up that most won't hear her unless they follow her. So she'll have to build an audience. She can't expect to be heard by the masses automatically -- she'll have to generate interest. Leo says that a blog or a podcast are good options so she can own a place on the net and get her message out. Then she can use social media as an offshoot of that.
Evan is starting a blog and wants to know what the difference is between using WordPress and SquareSpace. Leo says for bloggers there are a lot of options. Blogger and WordPress are free options with ads inserted, and Leo says they're very good. Tumblr is also a good option. Wordpress also has a pay version, as does SquareSpace, where he can control the ads.
Dana has been using Weebly for storing documents and she's discovered that it isn't very secure. What options are there? Leo says that there's often educational software that she can get to run on her own servers.