October 22- October 28
on the image to check out what Mark Hurst thinks are sites with
the following articles located in your reading pack and use them
in this week's discussion.
Services Upend Old Ideas About the Little Guy's Role
Wary of a New Web Idea That Rings Old
The New, Sleek Airline Web Site
Tracking eBay's New Bid
A Web Site So Hip It Gets Laddies to Watch the Ads
Former Channel 4 chief to make online programmes
Turning a hobby into a cottage industry - via eBay
Waiting for the Dough on the Web
many of the sources that have been used for readings such as newspapers
and magazines no longer keep their links active. For this reason,
under Fair Use guidelines, you have been given a reading pack. You
are not allowed to distribute the readings in any form.
and find at least three items that you would like to have. You do
not have to bid on these items, but you do have to follow the auctions.
Pick items where the auction will last at least three days and that
there have been at least two bids. Consider yourself a real bidder
and think of what a real bidder would do in the circumstances. If
you want further information about the items don't hesitate to contact
*Before you can contact
a seller you will have to register at Ebay. Don't worry, it's free
and they won't be sending you SPAM. They make folks register to
protect the seller from harassing emails. Also, you should do research
on the item to see if the bidding represents the item's worth.
this exercise in this weeks discussion
Robinson is Joint Managing Director of Solvebrand,
a business development and strategic marketing company with
an expanding remit for New Media companies. She has been involved
in product commercialisation for over 20 years. Originally she
was employed by Blue Chip Corporates (Plessey - now Siemens,
GEC and Monsanto), where she was part of the business development
teams establishing markets and company development. Since 1988
she has worked in strategic economic development and company
growth - developing the environment for New Media business partnerships
and international deal making.
following question to BEGIN this week's discussion.
What parallels do
you find with this week's readings and what you witnessed by following
the Ebay auctions? How do you think that places such as Ebay have
helped the small business create an online presence?
Go to the
and begin the discussion
of our three Synchronous Chats will be this week. Check the BBS
for details for time and place.
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