Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Facebook - Friend or Foe?

I vowed to be honest on this blog and that I shall be - a facebook advocate, now considering moving on - here is why? Wow, such an advocate for facebook I have become and now a victim of a policy that offers one no redress, no warning. A policy that sees ones profile disabled and seemingly deleted so as never to be seen again. After a huge week, returning to facebook, I have found that one of the profiles, in fact the main profile created and used for the charity gig with young aussie indie bands, using social networking tools, has been disabled or deleted. Months of workd, ideas, collaborative efforts, learning and connections - vanished and have no idea if I can get it back. I will keep all updated - interesting that this profile was in focus as of the 21st of October at an online conference - slideshare used to share a presentation and more, then 'poooooofffff' vanished into thin air. MMMMMMM - hope it comes back or I am going to find myself, looking outside facebook - for the tools I need - I am sure I will find them, if I must.

Monday, 22 October 2007

Social Networking Tools Rock Away Downunda!

This is a short post - a change for me. One to let anyone out there interested enough know, that the gig that I staged on Friday the 19th of October at MusicLand, was a major success. You got it, three weeks only - 7 bands around Australia, sourced through myspace alone. Worked together through myspace groups and facebook, collaborating, networking, sharing and more - no one - not the bands, the production or event management, no one at all involved had met one another in person. The production went off without a hitch. All pitched in and worked as crew, no ego's, all in fact thrilled when they first met in person, so much so that they wanted to help each other, to make the night a huge success. $3,500 was raised to be given to Max Merritt, to help with his medical expenses, whilst he is ill. Mr Wal Bishop, Max's dear friend and Manager, who put the benefit together for Max, yes not long ago was it staged and what a night, came down for a time to see the bands and say Hi and Thanks. MusicLand, recorded the event live via their recording studio and Asylum TV filmed the gig - not only did they film it, the interviewed each band, interviewed myself and in a few weeks it will be aired on Channel 31 - even all the way to New York. The event, the concept, all, such a hit, that Asylum TV and MusicLand have asked me to continue and we will be doing the same work at least once a month. So, once a month a gig will be staged at MusicLand. The gig will be filmed and go to air as a regular event for Asylum. Each time social networking tools will be the major tools for communication and for guiding those new to facebook, on a journey, that will in time, enable them to create, their own one stop shops - myspace and facebook combined - providing learning, networking, working, collaborating and more - each involved then enabled to search other worlds to see if maybe there is something that suits their way of operating, learning, better. As time goes on, I am sure we will see other tools and technologies emerge, providing such and thus it is only right that any journey one embarks upon, especially when they wish to guide others, that they not be narrow in their thinking and thus enable all users, learners, with the skills and hopefully the desire, to look outside every now and then, to see what else is out there. Back to the gig - each one will be for a charity or a cause in Australia And I will fill you in on the rest in the days to come. On this journey, I came across the most amazing young lady, all of 24, engaged in social networking tools and has experienced the power and benefits. She is a mighty little Rock Chick and her name is Gen - she is the lead singer of Utility one of the bands involved in my project. I am hoping that she may be selected to go on a proposed FLNW journey to Thailand in 2008, to talk to others about the Australian Music Industry from one who is a rising star (and yes she has a manager now, thanks one and all) and about the benefits to her and others in the industry in using social networking tools - how to stay safe, etc, etc. Gen, was so excited about the proposal, that we have all made a comittment to sponsor the journey and will be providing funds as donations to the organisers, should she be selected. We need an ambassador from Australia. We need a young one - one who is industry based and understands the use and the enablement she has felt, through access and use of social networking tools - We need an ambassador, who is real, one who is going to be able to drive home the message in this country, that blocking the access of social networking tools, is disabling learners and it has to stop, before we cause any further detriment to all learners across the nation. Take a look at Gen in action on their myspace - She Rocks and Hey - Social Networking Tools Really Do Rock - Yeh! More to come but now back to the after party.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Facebook Profiles for Jacinta Gascoigne - Professional/Learning, Music Industry, Creative Arts - Join In and Create Your Own Infinite World

Yes, three facebook profiles. Why? Join in the MobilizeThis Conference tomorrow and find out then, or you will have to wait, until I blog again. You can surf to the profiles via: See you at the conference! Oh - I was hiding - time to come out - various names used for various worlds, sharing and communication. See what happens if you google any of the names below - did you find me? Is it me? Jacinta Gascoigne Jacinta Cat Gascoigne Jinxie666 Jinxiethecat Jinxie666thecat

Facebook | MySpace Link

Creative Arts Infinite Worlds - The beginning of a future Facebook MySpace Link

Sunday, 14 October 2007


Rocsims has a new youtube out. Chinee At this very moment the view count is 450. Experiement - put out youtube link, via myspace, blogger, facebook and twitter now. Check the view count in the morning and see what it reads - continue for 2 weeks, collecting data each day. Results will be posted as they come in. Oh, and it is worth watching. As usual rocsims has produced nothing less than an amazing and topical masterpiece. Jacinta

Friday, 12 October 2007

Facebook vs Myspace. The Winner - Facebook of Course!!!! Articles such as the one above, six months ago would have left me clearly in favor of Myspace. Facebook at the time I did not feel suited my needs. College Networks, Friends and the like but little in the professional education, social networking world I was looking for. The result at the time for me was to venture into the world of Ning . In Ning, I found a number of groups that appealed to my needs, a great assortment, so of course I joined as many as I could. Ambitious to say the least. How on earth can one person, blog or even cut and paste to each of the groups they have joined?????? Focus soon came into play and I concentrated on Classroom 2.0 in Ning - Come if you are not a member, join Ning and find Jinxie. You will find Jinxie in many places, each time you should note, whether I am active or dormant. It will become clear soon enough as to why and where I have become most active. Problem I have with Ning at the moment, is that the groups are somewhat closed. You need to be a member of so many different groups, when if many of them collaborated, the benefits would be infinite. Behind their doors and somewhat closed (I am sure there is or Ning can find away to allow further connection, integration between modules???), I feel all are limiting themselves, their learning, their futures!!!!! Whilst not active for a while, well not as active as I was, I still encourage others to explore Ning as for me, it was an excellent learning ground, a playground which I managed to use in such a way, as to add new tools to my trusty kit. I will continue to explore Ning and follow upgrades, as like all platforms, it is sure to expand and evolve as it should. Myspace, hey, I love it but I find now that it is a tool excellent for promotion for music and like industry and initiatives in the creative arts. Wonderful as a starting point to network, grow fan, base, connect with venues, managers, record companies and more. Limited functionality with groups and the like, thus no other real advantages. Ah, Ha, so a message on Twitter one night, a mention of Facebook, did I see. a flash, a positive comment, more in facebook now than I had seen before, mmmmmmmmmm, Jinxie666 sometimes known as Jinxiethecat or Jinxie666thecat, had to explore. Facebook, what happened? When did you change? When did all of these professionals join up? What, where, how, who?????? No matter that was it Facebook had me , (check the link you just passed over:). I have found so many people to connect with globally, all experts in their arena, all from various industry and educational networks, organisations, institutions, all my friends and working with each other, in an effort to learn and grow personally and professionally. Wow Facebook now I have to convert the music industry in Australia and show them how they can use Facebook as a learning and business tool - hey you can even lift, link, check, mail and more from your myspace worlds, directly through facebook - hehehehehehehe - no one tell myspace how far behind they are already - shhhhhhhh. Ooops - don't forget to check every facebook link on this page........ Okay, so Facebook you have another role. It appears that the art industry, is also wanting to learn about myspace and Facebook. A new myspace for the fad gallery bar and a facebook profile for them too, connecting them with the network I already have in operation - Sure and a Pleasure. So Myspace you are okay, you serve my purpose for promotion and the start of networking, however you provide nothing in the way of functionality that Facebook has to offer and will continue too, due to the platform which allows, constant additions and allowing users to create their own ONE STOP SHOP for business and learning in any industry or any level and or age. Oh Facebook, Thanks for letting me be a Vampire and I love my Pet Dragon and Pet not mention playing poker, huh!!!! Myspace vs Facebook Facebook Vs Myspace The Winner without a Doubt - Who could go past - One's Own Personal Learning and Business One Stop Shop World - Tailored by you, for you, with the aid of the applications FREE offered on FACEBOOK. Oh, sorry for being tricky, if you wish to find my third profile on facebook, you will have to join and search for me. Search somewhere in the Creative or Arts areas maybe - see who you find - good hunting one and all.

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