With my firm belief that this coffee community can grow into something useful online I’m attending the Dubai Digital Media Conference here in Dubai hosted by the gang down at The Media Exchange. Investing my time, if you will to see what is coming next in the world of social networking after some 2,700 posts and 58,000 comments here at coffee following the drama of us having all our flower smelling content stolen in the summer of 2009 where we nearly lost the lot and sadly lots of regulars along the way. This radio interview on Dubai eye was key to us getting it all back and re-inventing ourselves – as one does in life!
With technology moving on at a rapid rate of knots and as we move from web 2.0 to web 3.0 user generated content is expected to grow. I enjoyed the presentation by Rob Proctor of London based reality digital who gave us a glimpse into the future of online media and a sniff of things to come.
The reality of GO! Smell the coffee is we are a clique forum of varying personalities that post from time to time, comment, adopt various personas in some cases and go from there – we could be so much more!
The following is taken from the reality digital website that made me stop & think:
People naturally associate with groups and communities with similar hobbies and interests. Social media on the Web has created countless niche communities revolving around focused points of interest. Whether it’s seeking parenting advice or showing off their latest car modification, online communities of interest are creating highly-targeted verticals for people’s passions. Reality Digital provides social media solutions to businesses that cater to online niche communities that promote and inspire entire groups of artists, enthusiasts, critics and fans. With UGC capabilities rich in video, images and more to share, as well as social networking tools like blogs, forums and chat to interact in, Reality Digital enables these businesses to build passionate social media communities that thrive.
With reality digitals help I’d like to create a virtual coffee shop – that online place to get your ‘fix’ everyday within the world of inspiration, health, people, places, food and media and of course – COFFEE. The question is before more time n money is invested to you is what would you like to see here or isn’t it enough just to tweet and be on facebook?
Rob and his team in London have kindly agreed to look into the potential of what they see GO! Smell the coffee holding.
Comments welcomed – poking optional and do let me know your thoughts and any questions you may have regarding the Dubai Digital Media conference, reality digital and the future of GO! Smell the coffee……