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A, E, I and now O


I made a joke at the beginning of this year, at the AIIA lunch in February I think, that we were heading for the Time of O. The 90’s were the “E‘s”. As in eCommerce, eMail, and electronic services. Then came the “I’s” – iPod, iGoogle, iwhatever. When I was asked what the O was for, I said Ontological. Well, it was the best I could come up with.

Of course, it’s Open. As in OpenSocial.

So quick, grab all the oWords or OpenWords domains. OpenFriends, OpenProfile, oFriends.

Over it Already.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

3 thoughts on “A, E, I and now O

  1. Gary, hmm I don’t understand the tsk tsk. We’ve always had OpenSource but that doesn’t mean that Open was going to be the next adjective of choice. OpenId is still only implemented in what, 18? 20? sites, and not that much on the horizon back in Feb.

    We could’ve skipped o and gone straight for u. As in Utube and USpace. 😛

    Priscilla, nah not genius, just a talent for mucking around. 😛

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