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7th Google Hangout

With the due date looming, we have stepped up the planning and I have at last completed my section on business models. This week’s meeting covered what everyone is doing, what they are up to and what else needs to be done. We settled our argument thesis and have began pooling the information together to what it will finally look like at the end.

We are toying with the idea of having more hangouts, but I work around my kids so I’m only available in the evenings. We might need to just do chat sessions rather than hangouts, we’ll see how we go. The next step now is to read everyone’s portion of work to edit and check for grammar and spelling. Then it is a matter of putting everything together and make sure it reads smoothly and consistently. A team member has volunteered to create an edited version of everyone’s work to make it sound more uniform. It’s certainly a good idea. The last step is pinning all the information on Pinterest. I cannot wait to see the end result!

 
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Posted by on 07/23/2014 in NET205

 

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5th Google Hangout

Tonight’s hangout was a short one due to everyone’s excellent progress and our team leader’s absence. As a group we are working hard at researching our individual portions and presenting it in a clever way. We are to continue with our readings and focus on the message we want to get across. The tutor has given us plenty of hints and tips which we want to use wisely as I think she is a hard marker! I’m doing a lot of research on Pinterest’ early days, their lack of business model and plans to rectify this. I’ve been reading a lot about internet companies starting out on a freemium economy, where users do not need to pay for an account with them, rather the companies make their money by having ads, or having other products under the premium economy, which make the website money. It has been rather interesting to see where popular social networking sites, blogs, news sites all obtain their profit from.

Anyway, I must complete this week’s minutes and share them on our Google Drive folder so that others may see where we are up to and for our team leader to catch up on missed discussions. I’m also hoping to complete my part. We have decided to work individually on the Network Economy, the Attention Economy, the Business Plan of Pinterest (plus the Long Tail), Freemium vs Premium Economy and of course background of the scrapbooking website, all of which to be written up to about 1000 words each so that we have enough material to make some magic.

 

Ps, Happy birthday to my wonderful hubby…

 
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Posted by on 07/02/2014 in NET205

 

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4th Google Hangout

In tonight’s Google hangout, we were able to finalise our roles within the group as well as assign tasks to get this project underway. We have already began to complete our project plan; everyone has contributed and proofread the document ready to be handed in this coming Friday.

Our team leader was away, however, we followed the agenda and distributed the work as per consensus. I’ll be looking at Pinterest’s business models and comparing the business models of other like minded internet companies. I’ve decided to research and present everything in our group blog, in WordPress, not only because I am familiar with this process, but because it’s fun and interesting this way. Others in the group will present their research using other applications/e-publishing mechanisms such as YouTube and Pinterest itself.

It’s my turn to take minutes in the next meeting, so I’ll also be looking at how to do this effectively and still contribute to discussions! I have already sourced these two web sites, which are quite easy to follow:

http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Meeting-Minutes

http://www.meetingwizard.org/meetings/taking-minutes.cfm

 

 
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Posted by on 06/25/2014 in NET205

 

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