Kondoot, The Next Big Thing Since FaceBook


I bet there aren’t too many of you guys out there who have heard of Kondoot and if you haven’t don’t feel bad because it hasn’t been live all that long, about May 2011. Having said that the guys at Kondoot have been developing it for about 18 months and although it’s still in the early stages I can see them cementing a foot hold in the social networking market providing people like what they are offering.

The guys behind Kondoot are a couple of Aussies, Mark Cracknell and Nathan Hoad who just happens to have his own blog, nathanhoad.net. I’ve actually been chatting with Ben Hoad, Nathan’s brother and one of the founders and developers of Kondoot, via their live feed which proved to be very interesting.

Naturally people will compare Kondoot to FaceBook because there are certain similarities, apart from them both being developed by a Mark  :wink: The biggest difference that sets them apart is that Kondoot is a social network based on live broadcast feed which means once a member you can sit in front of your computer and broadcast yourself to the world or just to friends and family.

Kondoot The Good The Bad & The Ugly

One of the things I asked Ben is what Kondoot stood for, I mean you have to admit it sounds looks kind of goofy. “It’s derived from Conduit, basically the idea of being the best way to connect two points” Yep, that makes total sense. We chatted about other things but I’m not about to bore you with all the details. What I will say is that it’s early days for Kondoot and there are a lot of things on the drawing board, things that will make Kondoot a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the social network market.

As a blogger I always look for things that I can use to market one of my blogs. Like FaceBook once you become a member you can set up pages to promote your blog or business. I set one up to promote my Lotto site and as you can see from my page it’s really pretty basic because there’s not all that much that you can do with it at the moment, something that Ben says they are working on.

There are a couple of positives about setting up a page on Kondoot, apart from being able to promote your business. You can see the first one by studying the image below. As you can see I can post comments using either my original login name or my page persona. The other is I can also choose from the two when deciding to do a video broadcast. If you’re lucky enough to have employees working for you then you can also give them admin privileges so they are able to make changes to your page.

Probably the biggest thing about Kondoot, as well as being their biggest money spinner,joining a kondoot event is their unique broadcasting platform which allows people to charge others to view their broadcasts. Remember, this is live so bands and musicians could virtually sell tickets, via PayPal, to their fans so they can attend concerts from the comfort of their home.  :thumbup_ee:

Another great way to utilise this would be for those of you who wanted to charge people to view a particular webcast. All you need to know is when you want to view it, how much you want to charge, set up the event using kondoots event page and then to get the word out to your prospective viewers. Naturally they will need to join but that won’t be a problem as joining Kondoot is free. As all broadcasts have a group chat feature you can answer any questions people may during the broadcast.

OK, that’s it for now! I’m sure you will have questions and if I can’t answer them I’ll just ask one of the guys from Kondoot. Who knows it may even be Ben who as you can see from the image below has a Space Invaders picture on the wall. What you may not know is that it’s made from post it notes.  :smile:

 

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My Favourite Posts And Why I Liked Them


Even without doing any blog hopping I can just imagine all the blogs out there that are doing posts on new years resolution or about how you should be doing your business plans for the coming year. Not me! :smoke_tb:  Nope, I don’t do new years resolutions and I’ve never willingly done a business plan. Sure they’re a good idea to keep people focused and to help them with building a strategy to follow but they have never interested me.

I’m not even going to do a post about how things transpired last year because I covered that in my last post, A Recap Of 2011 And Best Wishes For 2012. Instead I want to write a post that may reveal a little about myself as well as giving my readers a chance to promote their favourite post.

My Favourite All Time Posts

I reckon that pretty well gives you an idea what this post will be about. I’m hoping that in sharing my favourite all time posts you may get an inkling of what sort of things appeal to me and in knowing that perhaps a little of what makes me tick.

OK, I reckon you’ve had enough of the posts that I like and you’re champing at the bit waiting to find out exactly how you get to promote your blog? Well, it’s quite simple really, all you have to do is to leave a comment linking to your favourite post while telling us why  it is that you love that post so much. Leaving just a link without a reasonable explanation will get your comment deleted so put a bit of thought into it. Remember that leaving a good comment will have more chance of getting others to read that post.

Oh, and you may want to tell me which of my posts, if any, you liked and why? :wink_ee:

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Life Is Short So Don’t Mess It Up


Life is so short. We are born, we live for a time and then, when our time is done, we die. There are those who make a name for themselves in that short time, who people remember, perhaps because of some incredible feat they performed, their contribution to mankind or even because of some atrocity they had committed. The vast majority however are only remembered by those few who’s lives they may have touched.

I belong to the latter. I know that once I have gone I will only be truly remembered by family and close friends. I came to that realisation many years ago and I am fine with that. Even though I will leave no lasting memory once I have been reduced to dust I have vowed that at the very least while I am upon this earth I will be the best that I can be. That mentality has always helped me in my business and is currently helping me in my new job.

In Blogging As In Life Always Give Your Best

From my first day on the job I gave my new bosses 110%. I always start a few minutes early and never leave before my time is due. I never take extra or longer breaks and always make sure that I do the job to the best of my Victoria Amazonicaability. My efforts have not gone unnoticed either. I have been rewarded with more hours and I am also being treated with respect by my co-workers. The reasons i’m this way is twofold. The first being its the way I was brought up and the second is because as a former employer I know what it is like to have staff that slack off and so I can’t possibly do the same to my employer.

This means a lot to me because even though I may not be remembered when my time here is done, at least while I am walking amongst the living there is no-one talking behind my back telling others what a slacker I am. If anything I am setting an example for others, even though they may not see it or make the effort to follow in my footsteps.

The same goes for my blog. I try to maintain a level of professionalism and honesty. I never abuse my readers or commentators and never belittle anyone in my posts. The same goes when commenting on another’s blog. I always try to conduct myself in the manner of a good guest. Where a guest would listen to the conversation I would read the post and as a good guest would contribute to the conversation I try to contribute by leaving a good comment. I would never misbehave by abusing my host or any of his other guests.

Who knows, when I finally bite the dust perhaps people won’t remember my name but they will remember something about me. You know, something like; “Do you remember that blogger, you know what’s his name? The one that had a way with words, had a great sense of humour and used some amazing photos in his post. I think he was an Aussie or something?” If that ever happens you just tell that person that my name is Sire :wink_ee:

 

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