Its been a while since I said hello in these pages so I jumped at the opportunity to pen this week’s WAYN blog entry. It’s certainly been a very productive time for myself and for WAYN generally. As you are surely aware, the site is continually being upgraded and the whole team is encouraged that these improvements have had a marked upswing in traffic and buzz. You don’t have to look further than the biggest publication in our industry to know that WAYN is raising eyebrows!
And of course there’s more to come. Speaking of which, I was recently in India on a media tour where I met with the management teams of some of the top companies in the media, social media and travel space- the likes of Snap Deal, Times of India, Cleartrip and Conde Nast India to name but a few. Besides a renewed appreciation for that country and its economic potential, I came away with a sense that there is tremendous scope for some mutually beneficial partnerships between WAYN and its Indian peers- the fruits of which our Indian members can hopefully take advantage of soon! Here’s an interview that I gave to the prominent Indian blog alootechie about the trip.
On a more personal level, prior to my trip to India, I was honoured to participate at the e-G8 forum in Paris, where the leading figures from the internet industry- including Mark Zuckerberg, Jimmy Wales and Eric Schmidt- met for an internet summit called by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The purpose was to discuss the future of the internet- especially with regards to the subject of regulation- in advance of the G8 meeting and I was very lucky to be witness to, and a participant in, some engaging discussions.
So, as I said in the beginning of this entry, it has certainly been a productive time here at WAYN HQ, and as always, the team and I continue to work to ensure that our community of members have the best possible experience on the site.