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Viral Ideas: To Talk of Many Things

Posted in Blogging & Technology, Crosspost by juned on the December 14th, 2009

(originally posted at Notes from the Digital World)
The purpose of the webinar, for me at least, was to talk or more exact have a conversation with people. To borrow from Lewis Carroll - the webinar’s use is to talk:

The time has come,” the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings

The Walrus and The Carpenter
Lewis Carroll
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

For those who knows the Poem and Carroll’s story - the goal is to talk and consume oysters :)

HOW IT STARTED

It was after the Philippine Blog Awards Awards Dinner at Cagayan de Oro where the idea started and continued in the early morning as we - Janette, Cokskiblue or Coy and me - waited for our flight to Manila. Viral something that catches on. Viral something that infects. Viral something that happens on-line as well as off-line.

When you talk of Viral on-line you get a post, a picture, a sound or a movie posted that catches the attention of the netizen, It could be anything really from a video of prisoners dancing Michael Jackson on video to a micro blogging platform that captures nearly more than a thousand or even a million users.

On-line, viral often also means something interesting or of interest. And in that is the essence what the show is about. So far we tackled or talked about things from how to literally make a viral video to NoyNOY Aquino performance in term of search in the web.

WHAT IS A WEBINAR?

The Webinar is live although recorded - in a sense different from a podcast.
The Webinar uses images, sound and sometimes even video - in a sense different from a videocast.

The format of the show is also entertaining or interesting n that it is in a sense a live digital broadcast of a presentation online. Being a presentation the listner can actually participate in the discussion by typing in a question or joining the talk through a microphone and a headset.The potential of interaction is great - Profora Media the company hosting the webinar offers not only the venue but also the expertise to set-up the seminar.

HOW TO JOIN THE VIRAL IDEAS WEBINAR

All you need is to sign-up once.

And the demands are not that great

All that is required to join the seminar and listen is to have an Internet connection and a computer.
All that is needed to participate in the seminar is a computer and headset/speakers
All that is needed to participate and add your voice to the seminar is to have a computer, headset/speaker, and a microphone.

And its free.

WHY JOIN THE VIRAL IDEAS WEBINAR

Perhaps that is why I became a part of the webinar - it is a way to share and talk about things viral or of interest So far it has been an interesting few weeks doing the webinar and we - Coy, Janette and myself Would be more than happy to see it grow. So yes please join us at Viral Ideas.

And its more than a webinar its conversation its talk.

Also, I would like to hear from you about - One, What you think is a viral ides and Two, What topic you would like to discuss.

Viral Ideas
Every Tuesday
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Register at bit.ly/27r88y