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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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  1. Very interesting Peter. Shall wait and see what eventuates, It may prove a good medium to promote your blogs whether for gain or just for sheer enjoyment.

    1. That’s where you’re wrong Keith, I was around when they first came out. I’m actually pretty good at it, or at least I was. I wonder if they could get that as a game on Kondoot. That would be cool.

      So, do you like this comment form over the normal one?


  2. Twitter:
    It might be a good time to join kondoot now and get in at the early stages and watch it grow into the next facebook, infact go over to kondoot .com and watch Kondoot’s TODAY Show interview from this morning

    1. Hey antjon,

      that sounds like a brilliant idea mate and is what I would do. Hang on a sec. I already did :lol_ee:

  3. I hadn’t even heard of Kondoot before reading this. It sounds awesome, like the mix of Facebook and UStream. I already know a few of the musicians I like will utilize this for concerts. I can’t wait.

    1. And I haven’t heard of UStream Katie so that makes us even :wink:

      Had a quick look at UStream, do you know if they have the chat feature at all?


  4. Twitter:
    Hi Sire, at first, while reading this, I was thinking they have very bad timing considering Google recently launched Google Hangouts but once I read people could charge a fee to view it; that’s another story. :) As long as Google doesn’t add that feature, Kondoot might have something going.

    1. Who knows Brian, they may incorporate that at a later date.

      Even though it doesn’t have the hangout feature,yet :wink: the live feed with chat feature seems perfect for those professional webcasts.

  5. Always learn about something new when I head over to your blog. This does sound cool and different enough to carve out their own niche in the crowded social networking space. Not sure i will use it though, I have my hands full with Twitter, FB, and Plus. I think I will stick with the big 3 for the moment. I will keep a close eye on this though and if it proves to be a good blog promtion vehile, I will reconsider.

    1. At least you know it’s there Dan. I joined partly so I could do this post and partly so I could establish another couple of links to my blogs. Being a game freak I happen to like their games and that’s just another reason for me to remain a member :lol_ee:

  6. Very impressive Peter. Shall wait and recognize what eventuates, It may prove a good medium to promote your blogs whether for gain or just for plain pleasure.Web Development Services

    1. Apparently over 140 countries have joined Kondoot so they’re definitely getting a lot of exposure.

  7. Actually, when I’ve read its encouragement from the home page “Chat/video call your friends,” I compared Kondoot with Skype. Lucky I’ve seen the site tour, otherwise I would have left in 20 seconds. I have to admit, Kondoot it’s very interesting.

    1. Yep, sure is, especially if you like to put yourself out there, which apparently a lot of people do :wink:

  8. Great idea for anyone broadcasting an event especially as they get to keep 80% of the ticket sales, which seems like all the hard work is done for you. It will be interesting to see what the bandwidth is like if there is a big demand on resources.
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    1. It will also be interesting to see what the quality is like because that is a very important factor to consider if you expect people to pay for such a service.


  9. Twitter:
    Now that’s an interesting platform. As many bad hair days as I have there’s no way I’m doing live broadcasting like that all the time. lol…

    How are you liking the interaction over there Sire? Have you seen it being very helpful in promoting your blogs? I would be interested in knowing your personal thoughts on that.

    You know I definitely value your opinion. Of course I would assume you like this platform or you wouldn’t have introduced it to your readers. Or should I say your headline would have been a lot more negative. :-)

    Thanks for the share and will look forward to your response.

    Happy New Year Sire! Hope you and the family are doing well and you’re ready for a super duper 2012. I sure am.

    ~Adrienne

    1. Hey Adrienne,

      It’s not that I like the platform so much as it being new and I thought some of my readers may be interested in it.

      I’m a newbie and so I am still on a learning curve. At the moment Interaction seems minimal as I’m only seeing stuff that my one friend is doing. I’ve just accepted another invitation and now everything they’ve done has popped up as well. Weird that as one would have thought that everyone would see your posts unless they are just posting to their friends and I can’t see everyone doing that.

      I can see a followup post coming up once I learn a little more about these guys.

  10. Sire, Kondoot sounds very interesting. I love the bit about musicians being able to do concerts and charge tickets via paypal…that’s SWEET! How many people are on Kondoot so far? How easy is it to connect with people that are already on Kondoot? Can you connect the account to your other social media accounts? If you could that would be AWESOME.
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    1. Hey Aisha, all interesting questions and I can see I will need to do a followup post as I become more familiar with the site.

      As for finding friends you have the option to search your Google and Yahoo email contacts to see if any of them are friends. If none of them exist you have the option to invite them. You can also search for friends by typing their names.

      I had a quick look and I can’t see anyway where you can connect other accounts.

  11. Look interesting, but how big will it go for? I will try to sign up later of today and see how far they go. Thanks for sharing, this is the first time I heard about that.

    1. Only time will tell Tan

  12. Best of luck to the folks at Kondoot. I’m not a fan of Facebook and would love to see them dethroned.

    1. Gee Karla, that’s a little harsh :no_way: :wink:

  13. Great Idea, thank you. Never heard of that before, will definitly try it out, sounds really cool and interesting. Maybe it will be better than facebook

    1. I’m sure many will like it but I doubt the FaceBook diehards will be amongst them

      1. Hi Sire

        I’m not a big FB fan and how cool that it’s two Aussies who have thought of this. Thanks for the heads up.

        Patricia Perth Australia

        1. Yep, and apparently they have some investors in the States investing a sizeable amount in it and so they’re moving over there. Seems to me we lose a lot of our talent for that reason.

  14. Kondoot could be the next big thing! who knows especially with the uprising of social media websites. Facebook is a giant now. We need more of such services to difference out the tools on the net.

    1. It sure is different.

  15. You are right, never heard of it :). It sounds really interesting, especially the broadcasting feature! let’s see if there is going to be a winner in the social network battle or not (I guess we are going to have a lot of those sites existing next to each other in the future).

    1. I don’t think it will hurt FaceBook all that much because it is a little different and will appeal to a different type of person


  16. Twitter:
    I must admit that I haven’t heard about this website before, but definitely the idea is not unique. There is or was a website with similar functionality which one of my colleagues showed me during 2009, but I can’t remember the URL. I hope they will be successful, but the project of that caliber is too expensive, require too much server power, bandwidth and it is not easy to scale.

    1. That would all depend on their financial backing Carl

    1. Really? What sort of bugs? I haven’t come across any.

  17. Thanks for your post. It sounds interesting.
    I’ve published a Koondot article in portuguese where I link to your post.
    Regards,
    JC

    1. Hey Jcampos, thanks so much for that, I reckon you’re the first person to link to this blog in Portuguese. :thumbup_ee:

  18. I wonder how successful they will be. I know that Facebook is developing/has developed a webinar feature on their website. So they can do the live broadcasts.

    Secondly with Google+ starting to come one strong, do you think that they will have that much success?

    1. I think it all depends on how they approach the marketing aspect of it Matt.

  19. I have never heard of Kondoot before, but it most definitely has potential to be something big. Thanks for sharing!

    1. It certainly could be Byta.

  20. very interesting
    never heard of it, but will check it out…doubt it will take off though….
    but then again…im sure people said that about facebook during the reign of myspace
    thanks heaps :)
    james

    1. You know James they don’t have to take over FaceBook to do well, they just have to carve out a nice little niche.

  21. But will it be able to compete with Facebook? Even Google+ is finding it difficult with all might of Google behind it.

    1. Maybe not directly but then it offers features that FaceBook doesn’t have and so it will attract those looking to take advantage of those features.

  22. It was actually my first time to hear about Kondoot. I am pretty excited to know more about this social networking site. I wonder what other features this newest social networking sites can offer to its users.

    1. Best way to find out is to go there and find out for yourself.

  23. I think this will be a sure hit among aussies first. Guys are now seeking for a better social network site which incorporates with google effectively and if they are good at it..I think this will be a sure hit.
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  24. Oh no. Not again another Social Media Website. Dont we have enough yet? I mean my friends cant already decide between meinVZ, Facebook and Google +..
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    1. Never heard of meinVZ

  25. Kondoot, well never really heard about it I will find out more but hey no matter how many more social networking sites come facebook is here to stay.

    1. I have no doubt about that Dev

    1. Well that all depends. What if you’re an internet marketer and you want to hold a seminar but only those willing to pay can hear what you have to offer? Sounds to me like a great opportunity. :thumbup_ee:

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