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Google Plus, Google +, what will you be?

Oooh – guess what…… Well – you wouldn’t have guessed except you saw the title, which gives it away for the most part.  Oooooooooooooh.  YEP, I am a trailblazer now.  I became a Google+ tester today.  You may now bow before me in humble gratitude to bask in my exalted presence.

Now everyone wants to be my friend!  I’m the cool girl at school.  Hmmmm – nope – you can’t hang out – your too short.  Yeah – you can hang out – you have a rich daddy.  I wonder if anyone has tried selling invites yet – should check Ebay LOL.  Ok…. I checked (didn’t know I’d gone did yah!)  Yep – budding entrepreneurs are selling invites LOL.

I will still feel special – I didn’t have to bribe my way in *grin*   Dont worry – I love you all and will invite you in to my special party.  Just bring a nice pressie will yah.

So what is so interesting about Google+????????   There is the obvious – school yard fight it is trying to bring to Facebook (you know – the 2 playground giants, facing off for total control.  A bit like 2 of the New York mafia families deciding they need more turf…… watch out Mr Soprano!   But to me its the new ideas – the innovation.  FB is a bit old hat.  And Toldyah is most definitely new hat LOL.  Video is central to the concept.  (hmmmmmmm – a nice clue to the business if your were looking for one).  Google+ has video as a core communication tool – meaning Toldyah will fit in beautifully.  Here is a sneak preview (yep – that is me – on a really good day LOL).The site is still a bit bland, I havent yet made it my own – which I can apparently do – unlike FB.  There are some other very interesting little ideas -like searches you nominate are packaged and sent to you daily.  Needs a bit of tweaking to be specific enough, but cool anyway!  And they have taken a few lessons from mobile concepts – nominate circles of friends and be able to talk to them all at once – meet for coffee in an hour – to 6 mates, and get all the answers to everyone, convenience to the max.

I am hoping that Google + takes off, unlike their other attempts – Buzz…..buzzed off more than anything, and friend connect failed to make the right connections.  FB hasn’t been innovating too much (apart from their revenue streams of course).  So lets sit back and watch the kick up the rear – I wonder where FB will land.

And most interesting to me – where will Toldyah then be?

Off to do a bit more circle work on Google+

I, Toldyah.

Work It Baby

Well here I am on holidays, although not really holidays ‘cos I have the kidlet with me and an AWOL hubby of doing men’s secret business for 3 days.

So, I spend the daylight hours entertaining and educating the lil one, and her sleep times working and cleaning up.  The holiday bit is in there somewhere.

It’s all good though – I realised how passionate I am about Toldyah when even on holidays I can’t leave the biz alone each day, and I am seriously champing at the bit to get back to getting more done at home!

Even today – our wedding anniversary, and I am blogging LOL.  Hubby is looking at me over the laptop like I am insane.  Perhaps I am, QUICK, someone call the rubber truck and men with the lovely snug white jacket.  Hehe hoho, It’s off to the funny farm I go.

Now, where was I? Ah yes, I am crunching numbers big time – and they are becoming seriously BIG numbers……..  building the website and app – upwards of $500K looks to be the way forward.  Let me just whip out the Visa card to pay for that.   Not mine of course, it would be declined for $50, perhaps some dear reader can lend me theirs?????

OMG – how does a website cost that much….. you don’t think about it when you shopping online at ebay, do a bit of Googling, or checking product info on the LG site (which I love, great design!).  But there is money in building them-thar sites I tells yah!  Trying to convince hubby to learn coding at the mo, but he isn’t having a bar of it!

Anywhoooooooo, so with most parts of the Business Plan finished, the business concept now robust and story boarded, it’s time to really finesse the coding brief.  Uggggggggggh.   In my last blog I mentioned Cyborg C25 for language, but I was mistaken.  I don’t believe the brief can actually be translated from non-techy me to a Nerdy lala techy in words.  So I decided I am going to mime it.

Anyone got white face paint and a stripey shirt?

I, Toldyah