Time to Chat? MyOovooDay is for You

Oovoologo "Getting" social media is difficult. It is a participatory format … and that means that you have to get involved. You have to try things. Install things. Sign up and register. If you are like me, that means that your computer is littered with half forgotten applications that were of use or interesting once. And my web browser is worse — the toolbar is littered with active or half hidden items that capture data, make it "easy" to search, rate sites or track my viewing habits. But there are things that stick. Sites that work. Places that become part of my own personal web. Applications that I turn on and leave on.

My buddies Scott Monty and Greg Verdino have been subtly spruiking the merits of their client, ooVoo for a while now. But it is all stepping up a notch with the launch of MyOovooDay. This initiative is pretty neat — sure you need to download and install the ooVoo client — but there is more. During MyooVooDay (which actually lasts for a little over a week — February, 10-21), you can sign up for a conversation with some of the social media scenes leading lights. You can choose to chat with any (or all) or the following:

And if that was not enough of an incentive to test out the capabilities of ooVoo’s video chat/recording features, ooVoo have also come to the party — donating $1500 per session to the Frozen Pea Fund (the fund established to support the American Cancer Society’s "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" campaign, in honor of blogger and cancer patient Susan Reynolds). So not only can you chat with some super-bright folks and play with some cool technology — you can also help do some good:

  1. Choose who you want to talk to
  2. Download the software
  3. Sign up for a session

For those of us outside of the US, the times may not work so easily. To make things a little easier to schedule, take a look here and see which times cross-over for you. I plan on talking with Mr Conversation, Joseph Jaffe on February 11 at 8pm (which is midday on Tuesday here in Australia) … and I would love for you to join in! I am keen to see if ooVoo is a keeper or a sleeper 😉

One thought on “Time to Chat? MyOovooDay is for You

  1. Thanks for the mention, Gavin. We’re very excited about this project and hoping that people really have some great conversations during the event.
    And by the way, I didn’t realize I had been spruiking this whole time…

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