Real investments in virtual worlds continue

The Way of the Web

Don’t forget back in 2004, David Storey paid $26,500 in Entropia , then Jon Jacobs invested $100,000 in a virtual space station in Entropia in November 2005, and of course Anshe Chung became a millionaire via Second Life in 2006.

Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth

Called Facebook “Credit&# it includes a real world component named, rather fetchingly, “App2User&# , which aims to encourage merchants and loyalty programs like Qantas Frequent Flyer points and Flybuys and whatnot to use the Facebook points social media system.

Revenue: Social media games and virtual goods 2010

Laurel Papworth

Virtual goods in the USA will reach $1.6 I have a patent in social network economies particularly in user generated virtual goods – which we don’t see a lot of yet. So I tend to keep an eye on how virtual goods are coming along. billion revenue in 2010.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community, on Facebook? Unless they go off and create an anti-community such as Dell Hell, alert the Press and continue to pursue their point of view. Law as bullying tactic rarely works, it just incenses the community.

Thank you and some free books for Christmas reading

The Way of the Web

Virtual Justice’ by Greg Lastowka. And if you want to compare notes over Christmas, I’m just starting: ‘The Art of Community’ by Jono Bacon. Blogging books ebooks free books gaming hacking inspiration marketing open source pdf Virtual Worlds Writing

Survey: 60% of Physicians Believe Social Media “Improves the Care They Deliver”

The Realtime Report

Using Twitter has also expanded his network; the platform has “led to professional relationships with people he never would have met outside the virtual world.” Many physicians are also using social networks that are closed communities, limited to other physicians.

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Social Media: NAB Break Up Letter

Laurel Papworth

Does NAB dissing the opposition make the world a better place? World of Warcraft: Terrorists and Virtual Worlds (9). Australia Bank Online Communities social media social networks break up breaking up Commonwealth Bank letter NAB other banks Westpac

7 steps to shutting down a social media site

Laurel Papworth

Remember, customers believe that social media sites belong to “them&# the customer and for a % of your online community your exit strategy is going to destroy their friendships and their content. For Radar : A warm look at history of the online community.

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22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Expansions and upgrades Twitter’s not World of Warcraft so this is a bit harder. Click again and get a free account on World of Warcraft for a month.

Experiential Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

The first episode of my new podcast, Social Media Business, looks at revenue stream associated with providing your online community or social networks with a real world experience such as a meetup, conference or party. – about building online communities.

Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

We look at Freemium revenue in social networks and online communities including asking that: if freemium is the business model of giving it all (or most) of the services away for free , how can you then charge for it?

Event: Customer Service Call Centres and Social Media

Laurel Papworth

I’ve been asked to speak in Melbourne on April 15th (evening) about the impact of social media, online communities, social networks and call centres. Guest speakers: Laurel Papworth is Australia’s leading social media strategist and has been working with online communities, virtual worlds and forums for 20 years. Technorati Tags: ATA , Australia , csr , customer service , laurel papworth , Melbourne , Online Communities , social media , social networks.

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Influencers and Social Media Experts

Laurel Papworth

The support their community gives them when writing their next books is often paid back in recognition, thereby reaffirming the author’s role as influencer. I’m going to lump sports stars, musicians and bands, fashionistas in this lot – the same kind of influence (real world crowds, paparazzi, used to the Public voice). When connecting with influencers in an online community, you may want to seek them out first.

Nonprofit Webinar Series – Social Fundraising

Janet Fouts

Whether you work with a grass roots organization or a humongous nonproft you know that social media can be an effective way to make your message more visible out there in the world. Managing Online Communities – Rik Panganiban ( TechSoup.org ).

Cyberbullying and blogs – a case study Mumbrella

Laurel Papworth

If you move that into personal attacks – continually identifying e.g. pointing the finger and naming a person – you will find that you create a negative community with negative comments and a negative tone. The reasons why have to do with community practice… 1.

Offerpal Launches Offerpal Tasks to Earn Virtual Currency

Bill Hartzer

Offerpal Media has launched “Offerpal Tasks,&# a new way you can earn virtual currency to use in online games and social networks. You can earn virtual currency through Offerpal Tasks by completing easy online tasks through Amazon Mechanical Turk.

The Greatest Glory. The Internet.

Twist Image

He's done everything from feature films like Bad Lieutenant , to short films to - my personal favourite - the world of documentaries. Lo And Behold - Reveries of the Connected World is now playing at a theatre near you. connected world. virtual reality.

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Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals

Buzz Marketing for Technology

community of teachers and educational leaders in basic education, who are natives or immigrants in the digital world (Ning). anyone interested in the changing world of learning and learning. an online learning community : This space is open for discussions. learning communities improve student learning and engagement? Groups : Community spaces for Australian educatos (edna). group : A community for sharing ideas, concepts, and technology. Virtual.

Virtual Personal Space | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Whether at a live networking event or connecting with people through virtual social networking sites, no one want to receive sales pitches, marketing emails, and links to buy the “latest, greatest product on the market guaranteed to make you rich in just 10 days.&#

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Blogs and educating the eflective practitioner

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Community. virtual world, relatively free of the pressures, distractions, and risks of the real one, to which, nevertheless it refers. It stands in the intermediate space between the practice world, the â??lay of ordinary life, and the esoteric world of the academyâ?? This is a space to build a community of practice, where the processes of problem solving, experimentation, coaching and building a professional repertoire of experiences can be undertaken.

IBM Social Computing Guidelines

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Blogs, wikis, social networks, virtual worlds and social media. To contribute: IBM—as a business, as an innovator and as a corporate citizen—makes important contributions to the world, to the future of business and technology, and to public dialogue on a broad range of societal issues. This includes forms of online publishing and discussion, including blogs, wikis, file-sharing, user-generated video and audio, virtual worlds * and social networks.

Social Media Hybrid Marketing

Diva Marketing Blog

In the world of Social Media Hybrid Marketing people and relationships seem take second or third place. The emphasis is on driving traffic, creating buzz, sending the message further into the virtual world where if the digital goddess is kind it will go viral.

Building Trust: A Relationship is Not a Newsletter Opt-In

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, the problem is expanding to all corners of the social media world. They understand that the boundaries of the “human world&# have not disappeared in the virtual world. Tamar is also the author of The New Community Rules (July 2009).

Helping Kids Stay Safe Online. Is SocialShield the Answer.

Almost Savvy

But, it is a scary world out there. She somehow managed to make it through her formative years relatively unscathed, despite my occasional urges to save her from the outside world. It is already an enormous challenge in the real world.

Blogging Between Hot Flashes

Almost Savvy

I also hear many in the younger crowd dismissing the desire and capacity of older generations to venture into the virtual world. While I frequently speak about the virtual world, blogging is completely new to me.

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Blogging Between Hot Flashes

Almost Savvy

I also hear many in the younger crowd dismissing the desire and capacity of older generations to venture into the virtual world. While I frequently speak about the virtual world, blogging is completely new to me.

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Websites, Emails, Chats, Forums, Social Media, Clouds, QR Codes

Social Media Network Marketing

Twenty years back having your Business and Brand in the virtual world was not a very digestible thought. Unfortunately a lot of mishaps took place and the online world was seen with a lot of suspicion. The world was loosing boundaries. This was when the world become small. The websites that had people logging in and having an Online Community is also a part of Social scenario.

The time is right for pervasive social gaming

The Way of the Web

Then we have mobile devices, most notably the iPhone, which opens up a gaming app world previously inaccessible to those embarrassed to be seen in public with a Nintendo DSi or Sony PSP.

Multiple Personalities

Almost Savvy

Experts in personal branding tell us to decide what we want the world to know about us and then set out to reinforce a consistent and image in all that we do online. world, we can easily choose how much of ourselves we reveal and to whom. In the virtual world, things are much more complicated.

Practice Safe Networking

Almost Savvy

It is very easy to get comfortable with our virtual connections, those we know through online or long-distance communications. Often, we more quickly find ourselves on familiar terms with people we know virtually than we would with those we’ve met in person. As with any relationship, when someone starts to make you feel uncomfortable for any reason, even when you feel you had initially found an affinity though virtual interactions, you have to change course immediately.

Non di solo Google.

Buzz Marketing for Technology

How do you interact with content ideas and experiences to build new knowledge, be it in a school classroom, a museum space, a community space or an online space? I must confess that the educational examples of the use of avatar based virtual worlds for student learning have consistently d. Learning Objects in Virtual Worlds. New Distributed 3D Virtual Environment w/ Instructional Potential: Google. eLearning Goddess.

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Blog #3: Global Leaders: On the Innovation Edge

SalesChoice

Fast forward, the AI Leaders are rapidly maturing as a community globally. Artificial Intelligence or Disruptive Innovation Community Leaders. Rod Furlan , a Singularity University alum who’s the founder of Lucidscape, a company that is building a new kind of massively-distributed 3D simulation engine to power the vast network of interconnected virtual worlds. Her research on the Age of Distraction is world-class.

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Friday Fun: For the Heart, Head & Soul

Diva Marketing Blog

Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. Too many wonderful things happening in the virtual world not to pass along from fun contests to help non profit causes to quirky ways to grow your business.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s important to understand the communities you contribute to and to understand the rules of the sites that you target. FriendFeed is a service but it’s also a community. It’s about the collective, the community, and the common good.

Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The end result of these classes is going to be a wide range of young professionals entering the business world with tricks up their sleeve that some of the the old pros have no idea (or only a vague idea) about. Since then, the students have formed their own vibrant community on Twitter.

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In Memory of My Grandpa David, a Wonderful Man » Techipedia.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

He was incredibly giving and made huge sacrifices for his community, his wife, his children, his grandchildren, and even his great-granddaughter who was born the week after he was admitted to the hospital for the last time. Before 1950, he was an Army Air Corps Crew Chief in World War II.

Wired Campus: Computer Literacy Doesn't Mean Information Literacy, Report Says - Chronicle.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Community Colleges. Community Colleges. libraries, copyright, and virtual reality Jeffrey R. Campus Piracy Company Watch Distance Education Gadgets Leadership Legal Troubles Libraries Offbeat Open Access Research Search Engines Security Social Networking Student Life Supercomputing Teaching TechForum2008 Video Virtual Worlds Wikis. I meant to write information literate in the internet world. Search The Site. More options |. Back issues.

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Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

Her latest posts include A Review of the Freelance Writer’s Guide to Finding Work When Bills Are Due , Change the Future of the World , and a Freelance Writing Guide: Ten Steps, Tons of Resources. Allison is a freelance writer and blogger for Blog World Expo.

What Do We Need to Teach About Knowledge Work? | Computer Writing and Research Lab

Buzz Marketing for Technology

That might involve learning popular time management techniques (Allen 2003) or participating in online communities that face similar problems (Spinuzzi 2003, Ch.6); they certainly will involve examining, evaluating, adapting, and adopting the local innovations that coworkers have developed.

Is Social Media Too Big For Its Britches?

Convince & Convert

Brand Communities Take your best customers – the 1% that really give a damn about you – and activate them. Certainly, brand communities like My Starbucks Idea and Fiskateers are successful in this arena – and we’ll soon see many more companies using their Facebook fan pages in this fashion.