Finally, I’ve added podcasts. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is Where are the podcasts? What can I say, life is busy (you have that problem too?).
However, here are a few podcasts I did last week:
Roy de Souza, CEO, Zebo: Zebo is a social networking site that has gained some fame because they just started in 2006 (Jan) and have already hit 4.9M (with a little help early on from AdWords buys). If you’re counting, that’s almost half of Facebook’s users. MySpace claims 112M, but experts are guessing the number could be as low as 50M.
Zebo is a site that revolves around consumerism. You list the jank you own and then you meet up (virtually) with other people who have the same jank (or even just want the same jank). Seems absolutely far fetched, but has obviously gotten off to a great start.
The potential monetization with this site is exciting. With user-gen product reviews, you really have some options. I’m watching Zebo closely.
Zebo – Interview with CEO, Roy de Souza
Imbee – Safe Social Networking
Imbee is one of the coolest sites I’ve seen lately (and the only one I’ve allowed my kid to join). Designed with the tweenager in mind, you’re not going to get far w/o parental involvement. In fact, even though you can sign up w/o a credit card, the social features are inactive until you activate them with a cc. No, they don’t charge you, but you do have to have some type of credit on there (yep, found that one out the hard way 😉 )
Their potential partnerships with educators (already have a growing base of teachers), book sellers, education media, etc. are especially exciting to this parent. They won’t tackle video games as they want the site to be less of a ‘waste-your-brain’ locale, but more geared to learning. I was told a little something, off the record, about an upcoming partnership. Y’all will love it.
Imbee-Safe Social Networking