Mitch Wagner met up with host Angie Swartz to talk about Second Life and the future of blogging. He shares stories about his exciting career path and encourages writers to pursue Social Media careers.
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Angie Swartz interviews Mitch Wagner, technology writer and blogger. Mitch describes his exciting career journey from small town newspaper journalist to Information Week Executive Editor to freelance technology writer. He describes why his true passion has always been in the storytelling. We discuss his early adopter involvement with Second Life including live virtual interviews inside the platform with many authors, business icons, and even Biz Stone, the founder of Twitter! Wagner gives insight to the media platform’s tools and disadvantages. Mitch is currently the author of the Computer World Tool Talk blog and the Copper Robot podcast. He is Copper Robot in Second Life.
Angie Swartz and Mitch Wagner discuss the virtual world of Second Life, what it is, how people use it and why it’s important for business and social media. Mitch describes how to use an avatar as your online presence. Mitch also discusses three things that Second Life does for business that no other site can offer. They also cover Chat Roulette and how why so many people are so interested in virtual worlds and online meeting opportunities. Mitch discusses his views on the recent 30% layoffs at Second Life and predicts that it may be an indicator of the end of the Second Life.
Angie Swartz and Mitch Wagner welcome immersive world vendor, World2Worlds to the show. John Jainschigg & Kim Smith discuss how their offering of virtual events and advertising in Second Life and make money in a virtual platform. We discuss the importance of community and participating in Second Life if you want to advertise as a business and the similarity to all other social media platforms. We discuss the large size of Second Life’s virtual economy of $567million in 2009. Mitch asks them hard questions about recent layoffs and the future of the site. Jainschigg and Smith answer with optimism and exciting future plans for the social media medium.
Angie Swartz and Mitch Wagner discuss how journalism has changed permanently. Mitch shares his experience of being laid off and the opportunities this offered for personal and professional growth. Angie and Mitch discuss the differences between blogging and traditional writing, the opportunities for writers in social media and why writers shouldn’t ignore social media as job options.
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