Tell me about your Company?
Our company is called Mulyoo. Mulyoo is a play on the word “milieu,” which means community. When users start a blog, their major concern is building a community around their blog. When you join Mulyoo, you join a community, so you don’t have to go very far to find readers. Also, there are two parts to Mulyoo: Mulyoo.com and Mulyoo.TV. Mulyoo.com is for those who are looking to host a free WordPress blog without the hassle of setting up a server, hosting space, install, etc. Then there is Mulyoo.TV where videographers can host online tv shows, cooking shows, or other webisodes that are not part of mainstream media.
What was your first experience of social media?
My very first experience was with the site MySpace. I had a few friends on MySpace and decided to join in order to reconnect with old college friends. I’ve since moved from MySpace to Twitter where you will find me the most.
What is the biggest tip you would give to a newbie in social media?
That they should persevere. Some people are fortunate to build success in a short time but for the average person, it will take time.
Where do you see growth in the social media field?
I would say in sites like Facebook or MySpace. More and more employers are checking profiles on social media sites (Facebook especially) in order to decide if a candidate is a good fit for their company. Now, I use the tem “legal coating” because some employers are trying to send in spies to befriend a potential candidate in order to check out their profile. I have no problems with employers checking out any of my profiles in the social media realm, but I except it to be done tastefully and honestly.
What do you do to improve the world?
I try to contribute to charities when I can as well as volunteer at food banks when ever I can find the time.
What do you do that is green?
I use a mac.
What is one thing about you that not many people know?
People who don’t know me very well don’t know that I am a classically trained singer.
What’s your favorite book?
My favorite book is Who Moved My Cheese. It is a classic in its own right. The book is about change and with all that is going on in the world today, more companies need to learn to adapt. You either move with what is changing around you or you will find out very quickly that you are the only one standing still.
What is on your iPod?
I have everything from classical, opear, pop, CCM, and a host of different apps.
What are your contact details (email, company, blog, facebook, myspace, forums, etc)?
Company: http://hosting.mulyoo.com/ or http://mulyoo.tv/
Personal Blog: http://www.joshmac.net/
What events do you go to?
I am busy with work, so I don’t get to attend events as I would like. Some time in the future, I hope to attend MacWorld, WordCamp, and a tweetup.
How do you prefer to communicate?
I prefer email because I am on email a lot.
Who would you recommend, and why?
James Farmer because he is doing a good thing for educators with edublogs.org.
Darren Rowse is a great inspiration to those who are looking to become probloggers.
Kevin Rose & Alex Albrecht because they have one of the best darn webisodes online.
What is one thing people can do for you?
One thing people can do is check out our service. I think we have the best WordPress hosting setup with a dedicated server, lots of RAM, and we have secured it down to a “t”. So, we are free from spam and hacking.