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

September 14th, 2008


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 – 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.

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Welcome to the new iJump!

September 11th, 2008

The new site design is here, and from your feedback so far, it’s a great improvement on our last incarnation!

We can’t take credit for this… it’s the work of the amazing team at Joi Design, who designed the look and feel, and Hamish Campbell, who turned the raw design into something that worked with WordPress.

There is even more and better to come. Read the rest of this entry »

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Change is gonna come (and we’re on the radio tomorrow)

September 9th, 2008

FLOWmarket. change.
Creative Commons License If things have been a bit quiet around here lately, please forgive us. We’ve been beavering away to relaunch this website, and some BIG changes are on the way!

Here they are, in no particular order:

  1. Jump In is to become iJumpTV. Over time you’ll see some other exciting changes to this video podcast.
  2. Our daily "helpful links" blog posts will be disappearing , after some feedback that they were pretty overwhelming for some! But if you want the steady stream of information, don’t worry, you can still get it by friending us on Facebook (Simon , Marie ) or Friendfeed (Simon , Marie ).
  3. We’ll be introducing the Social Media Learning Centre , where you’ll get concise information on the top social media tools.

Most importantly, the new site will make it clearer what iJump actually does – something we’ve had some great feedback from people on.

Of course, like all social media, the site redesign is a journey, not an event, so we welcome your ongoing feedback on any aspect of iJump – from the site’s design and usability, through to the kinds of questions you want answered about social media (don’t be shy!)

And listen out for us on Virtual World tomorrow afternoon, 3pm on Radio New Zealand National with Jim Mora .

photo credit: stephmcg

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