Radio NZ Virtual World: Purple Spheres, Ponoko ID and social networking ignorance

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You can hear our latest Virtual World conversation with Jim Mora at the Radio NZ website (for a limited time), but if you’ve no time to listen, here’s a summary:

  • Jim asked us about what we do .
  • We looked at some research showing social media/social networking may not be so mainstream after all. Research firm Synovate found that 56% of people surveyed in 17 markets around the world didn’t even know what social networking was . Interesting.
  • Also discussed briefly was another piece of research, showing baby boomers aren’t using social networking – but a blogger from Ogilvy challenges the assumptions behind the research.
  • Marie talked about Ponoko ID , the new offering from Ponoko which lets you buy just about anything, custom-made, from around the world.
  • Marie also discussed Purple Spheres , an exciting creative project sponsored by Orcon. In a nutshell- eight creative geeks got together in a house in Huia and just created stuff. The end result, some amazing art, including an on-screen animation that dances with a real live person! Better still, most things at Purple Spheres was done using Open Source software.
  • Our site of the week was joi.co.nz – which not only has great small business marketing advice, but is also a great example of a business blog. Joi Design get their most qualified leads and clients through their blog. It’s all about networking and thought leadership. Leads from a blog (or an email newsletter) know how you think, and are less likely to want to shop around for the lowest price.
  • And Jim played the tongue-in-cheek song, You’re No-one if you’re not on Twitter !

If you want to try out Twitter , feel free to follow us. Simon and Marie both Twitter fairly regularly, and you can find other people to follow using the search function on Twitter . Search by location or interest.

We’ll be posting more information to this site soon about Twitter and other emerging forms of social media, so make sure you’re subscribed to stay on top of everything.

17 thoughts on “Radio NZ Virtual World: Purple Spheres, Ponoko ID and social networking ignorance

  • sue

    Can you guys tell me why Jim always, always goes on and on about blogs being this place where people who do no research and only post mean things hang?

    i would have thought places like public address prove that blogs can be well researched and the community of users can disagree with each other but not get angry or rude

    Heck even kiwi blog is well written, it’s just the comment section that smells

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  • sue

    Can you guys tell me why Jim always, always goes on and on about blogs being this place where people who do no research and only post mean things hang?

    i would have thought places like public address prove that blogs can be well researched and the community of users can disagree with each other but not get angry or rude

    Heck even kiwi blog is well written, it’s just the comment section that smells

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  • Simon

    Good point. Okay if we read this comment to Jim next time we’re on?

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  • Simon

    Good point. Okay if we read this comment to Jim next time we’re on?

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  • sue

    sure thing
    I love listening to jim and it makes me sad he just isn’t aware of all the lovely supportive and informative blogs

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  • sue

    sure thing
    I love listening to jim and it makes me sad he just isn’t aware of all the lovely supportive and informative blogs

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  • sue

    sure thing
    I love listening to jim and it makes me sad he just isn’t aware of all the lovely supportive and informative blogs

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  • Steven

    Nice work! Glad I got round to listening to it. Jim sounds like he’s just arrived from the 1950’s.

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  • Steven

    Nice work! Glad I got round to listening to it. Jim sounds like he’s just arrived from the 1950’s.

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  • Simon

    Hi Steven, thanks for your comment! Ouch, though..! I think Jim represents a lot of people right now who have concerns about social networking – or they just don’t know what it’s about.

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  • Simon

    Hi Steven, thanks for your comment! Ouch, though..! I think Jim represents a lot of people right now who have concerns about social networking – or they just don’t know what it’s about.

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  • Simon

    Hi Steven, thanks for your comment! Ouch, though..! I think Jim represents a lot of people right now who have concerns about social networking – or they just don’t know what it’s about.

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  • Beth

    Hey Simon and Marie–enjoyed the interview. Thanks for linking it; really interesting. Agree with the comments above about Jim’s attitude, but then I know plenty of folks who have the same ideas about the scary scary internet… Look forward to more.

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  • Beth

    Hey Simon and Marie–enjoyed the interview. Thanks for linking it; really interesting. Agree with the comments above about Jim’s attitude, but then I know plenty of folks who have the same ideas about the scary scary internet… Look forward to more.

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  • Simon

    Thanks Beth! I’ve noticed a lot of things are more scary from afar.

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  • Simon

    Thanks Beth! I’ve noticed a lot of things are more scary from afar.

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  • Simon

    Thanks Beth! I’ve noticed a lot of things are more scary from afar.

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