*hic* *hic* *burp*

Gal pal, Jo G and I committed a cardinal sin at lunch in Wooloomooloo a few weeks ago; we put ice in our pinot noir. We got soundly told off by the guy (Robbo from Broads2go) at our table and a lovely lunch ended in tears. What can I say? It was warm and icky …

Ah well, if you like wine, then the merge of WineLoversPage.com with Netscape communities is probably important to you.

As an online community they have some interesting aspects – banner ad, google adsense, RSS feeds into Yahoo! A 30 second wine advisor (email bulletin), discussion forums et al. The Netscape site does the “too busy busy” thing for me tho – where to look first? 🙁 I think I need to set up a Feng Shui website consultancy. 🙂

I can’t find a decent Aussie wine industry online community (not portal) – do you know of one? And no, Great Western doesn’t count. Shame, my home town near McLaren Vale, SA should have a one, don’cha think? I should probably go thru some blogs to see if anyone mentions a collaborative online community – the wine cellar for an international flavour, would be a good start.

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.

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