Fix it ! Fix IT ! The BIG FIX ! The ecademy 2011 boost project . . . thank you Glenn, Julian and Thomas . . .

With the begin of June 2011 some big move appears on ecademy's horizon.

Some indicators have been spotted already.

What the community could witness over the past days . . . a move inside the board, an apology from the CTO, a generous offer by the chairman. Not that there's been none of it in the past . . . but the combination of it all . . . that seems like a BIG FIX !

Former basic James McBrearty, the twittering taxman got his 1 year upgrade from basic to pn meanwhile.
Former basic Angelika Davey got her 1 year upgrade from basic to pn meanwhile.

As some of you, be that BS or PN, who experienced one of the cleverest guerilla tactics I've ever seen in network world through the massive mail invasion yesterday. As some of you will be able to respond here through comments trying to claim your upgrade for one year . . .

Basic members cannot comment yet (unless there's been a change in that matter). But I will immediately install a placeholder comment and every basic member which claims to have received 1+ unsolicited upgrade voucher reminder yesterday may air their vote through liking the PLACEHOLDER comment

Onwards & upwards. Watch this space as I will successively enlarge/update/edit this blog with more news.

Update: Those who take advantage of their free upgrade will spread the word, take more or less use of the facilities and that way cause a higher exposure for ecademy.

BUT . . . how will you revive the heart and soul of ecademy's former membership base such as steven healey ? I could imagine he won't become active for such mere reason as a year for free . . . for people like him it really needs a change in state of mind. And there I am sure someone is watching this space very close now ;-) Am I right or am I right, steven ?

Have fun, Andreas Wiedow

Antonia Harrison

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I am not sure if this is the right way but I would like to claim my free one year update. I don´t understand what happened to Ecademy Belgium but I know there is a lot of ill feeling over here. I would still like to be an active member of Ecademy. Antonia Harrison English Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistics Coach/Therapist, Personal Development Trainer/Speaker Blog Earn Money from Your Computer "Do or do not. There is no try". - Yoda

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Claudia Dose

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Thanks a lot to your efforts Andreas, and looking forward to a REAL NETWORKING here :-) with "likes" and comments enabled :-) with wonderfully involved people. Love and light Claudia website | blog | twitter | facebook | linkedin | fanpage

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Mike "Winfreight" Shraga

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It is not the site

You cannot make a model T Ford a Maserati with no disrespect, its all about re-marketing and accepting certain business rules that are hard coded on the internet highway. Bring back "free" with limitations and business rules controlled by automation and take the emotion out of the equation. No arguing break the business rule and the profile goes to ecademy "jail" until offender is rehabilitated.

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Stuart Ashing

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screenshot of spam mail 1 year free upgrade to PowerNetworker as recompensation Stuart Ashing

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Severin Cazanescu

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Thank you Andreas! You did a great job which is beneficial for the whole community. I received my PowerNetworker subscription yesterday. If you'll ever need a hand in Bucharest/Romania, please, let me know. I'd be delighted to help and to return your favor. Severin

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Annemieken Van Reepingen

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Annemieken Hi Andreas, i think it's a great idea to compensate people this way.It is a very nice way of saying sorry and It gives starting businessowners as myself a great opportunity to leverage themselves and give them a chance to appreciate Ecademy fully. So thanks. I was also affected by this email error, is this the place to let you know? Regards Annemieken

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Alan Debattista

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Good Afternoon, Please find herewith screenshot of the emails received. Thanks & Regards Alan Alan Debattista Managing & Marketing Director D.H.I. (Dream Holidays International) Ltd Pitkali Road, Attard ATD 2214, Malta Malta Tel: (+356) 21 57 81 00 Mob: (+356) 99 47 11 91 (24hrs) Fax: (+356) 21 57 86 35 Email: alan@dreamholidays.com Websites: www.DreamHolidays.com, www.DestinationMalta.com

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Neville Daniels

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And I thought all those year upgrades where fakes. :-( Neville A. Daniels

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Keith Parr

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Nice idea, Andreas, I hope you can make it happen. I received maybe 10 emails offering me an hour or a day to upgrade. When I went to the link given there was a significant difference betwen the ofer in the emails and the offer on the web. Not a good advert for ecademy. Keith

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Severin Cazanescu

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Hi Andreas, Thank you for helping us to … support Ecademy. I received a few messages from Glenn and from Thomas about this 'Voucher-Reminders' several days ago. I'll send you a screen shot at [info at arow dot biz] with one of them. If you need more than one, please let me know. Many thanks in advance for your effort. Severin PS Andreas, this idea is really real or is a guerrilla marketing strategy well prepared in advance in order to increase ecademy's popularity among members? If it is, it worked well for me. I am going to update my profile as soon as I'll receive news from you. Maybe more members in my area will do the same.

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Russell Davison

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You are welcome to upgrade me for one year in compensation for those hourly messages that clogged my inbox. Additionally, I'm getting lots of ecademy spam from members who are pushing their unwanted blogs to me. Can this be stopped? I've previously deleted all of the unwanted ecademy spam. Kind regards Russell Davison russelldavison.com

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Keith Grinsted MBA FRSA

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Hey guys - I'm up for a challenge...

My history here is known by many. Check out this blog for my recent comments... http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=162641 Thomas, if you want a Champion that is not a BS but is still a humble PN then I'm here. Andreas, if you want a representative in UK then I may be able to help? Keith Grinsted Here to make a positive difference.... Follow me on Twitter - keithgrinsted Join my Charity UK group on LinkedIn here

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Eric Sutherland

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Hi Andreas, You have summed up yourself that you like some Blogs and not others and in a community, that will always be the case. Why not expand your plan with webinar or Skype for Virtual meetings and that allows anyone in ecademy to join. But you need to watch numbers, since to many would take up to much time and not through an agenda. But like the free membership for a year idea. Regards und mit freundlich grussen Eric Sutherland T/A Trog Associates Ltd View Storefront View 20% of each book Business Networking on ecademy Marketplace Author and Publisher Services Q & A on my Blog Skype Id: eric.sutherland1 Know Me for the knowledge I have in doing Business Process Analysis and Business and Technical Writing Like Me because I am willing to share my knowledge Follow Me so I can help you to be better at using my knowledge

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Steve Hall

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I am pretty much out of Ecademy. I have had no fall out with anybody, no disagreement with management policy or anything. It's simply that it was not delivering in the way it used to. Fewer blogs, fewer contacts, less activity and almost zero in Spain/Spanish. I set this up and got almost zero response from Ecademy whereas I got much better responses elsewhere. So where should I focus, I ask rhetorically? I dropped down to PN just to keep in touch and because I felt I owe the company that courtesy for what it had offered...... and in the hope that something like this would happen. All that said, IF it is given a re-birth I am sure that I and many thousands others will come back. It has always been my favourite Social Network and I am not convinced it would take too much to ramp the whole gig back up again. Good luck to all those who try! Kind Regards Steve Hall PS All still welcome in Spain? Black, white, pink (Andreas), green, Latvian or lesbian.

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Milton Rodrigues

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TAB - Advisory Board idea ...

" I'm listening. I'm acting. Looking forward to meeting TAB " ( Thomas P ) dear Andreas, I am sorry, but I do know that as you're based in Frankfurt ... you would be keen to get something going there. I suppose with the Technology available, there is no reason why there can't be a Webinar/Conference call type thing ( I think working from Remote Locations and having these Meetings happens already here ), but these Advisory Board Meetings must happen in LONDON. Why ? Most of the current meetings take place in Adam Street, which is the address on Ecademy Mgt businesscards in any case. Its easy to get to. You would find GlennW always there, having his regular 1-2-1s. Thomas & Penny have regular Digital School seminars there. Its on the Strand... great Tube & for those afar, also British Rail links ... so the most accessible place in ECAD Land ! :) Just my personal thoughts ! MILT.

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Lucas Wyrsch

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The Chinese Market Is Key to Success! Apple Know It & Performs!

Dear Readers, Andreas pointed out a great message: "Would you like Alice to moderate in a peaceful way and keep ecademy balanced so they won't be banned by Chinese authorities. Then you'll enter a BIG market." Chinese Market isn't only a BIG market, it's the core guanxi market, the core social capital market, Andreas! It's more than simply BIG, it's social capital! In virtual all possible interpretations and it derives from the success model of Deng Xiaoping's statement: One Country - two systems! What does social capital really mean?"One country, two systems" is an idea originally proposed by Deng Xiaoping, then Paramount Leader of the People's Republic of China (PRC), for the reunification of China during the early 1980s. He suggested that there would be only one China, but areas such as Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan could have their own capitalist economic and political systems, while the rest of China uses the socialist system. Under the suggestion, each of the three regions could continue to have its own political system, legal, economic and financial affairs, including commercial and cultural agreements with foreign countries, and would enjoy "certain rights" in foreign affairs. Taiwan could continue to maintain its own military force. Since the global financial crisis started with the United States in 2007, the unemployment rate in Taiwan has risen to over 5.9% and Economic Growth fallen to -2.9%. However, Taiwan managed to move out of the crisis in very good shape thanks to a historic trade deal between China and Taiwan. Taiwan's 2010 trade hits record highExports to mainland China (including Hong Kong), Japan, South Korea and six major trading partners in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations all reached record levels in 2010 following the historiuc trade deal between China and Taiwan. "Mainland China remained the largest destination of products delivered by domestic firms last year, accounting for 41.8 percent of Taiwan's exports and valued at US$114.75 billion," Lin said. Next came six members of ASEAN at 15.1 percent, followed by the U.S. and EU at 11.5 percent and 10.7 percent, respectively. In 2010, Taiwan's economic growth topped 10%, the highest rate in almost 30 yearsInternational trade jumped more than 39% to US$526.04 billion; and the job market has turned a rosy picture with most businesses set to recruit. As a result, IMF estimated Taiwan's 2010 GDP-PPP at over US$34700, surpassing that of Finland, France and Japan all at once. That's all in the magic of China's social capital where China is hosting a virtual revolution! China is not only a BIG market, it's the SOCIAL CAPITAL market and we have to learn and understand what this really means! Have fun and take care! Best - Lucas Join The Swiss Business Club - Join the GuanXi Game Club - Join the Risk Consulting Club - And Join Doing Business Virtually!

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Milton Rodrigues

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Advisory Board Concept - Thomas in favour !

Thomas Power on 29-May-11 10:16pm : Writes :- " I support such an advisory board " Well, I personally think that this would be Terrific ! A Broad Spectrum of Ecademists who really give a Damn, about this Great NetWork ! I know I do. Milton Rodrigues Surge-ITS. GO SPANNER Ltd.

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Thomas Power

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Please share your plan for all to read Andreas. I recognise it is about re-engagement but what is beyond that?

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Milton Rodrigues

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Andreas - You are a Brilliant Guy ! ... My Suggestion was :-

My Original Suggestion was :- hey Andreas, I think You should be co-opted onto the BOARD ! - representing the EURO Members. Its very important for Ecademy & I do think you would do well. cheers, MILT.

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Angelika Davey

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Yes, thank you Andreas and Thomas, I'm back! Angelika Angelika's German Tuition & Translation Follow me on Twitter

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Milton Rodrigues

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INFLUENTIAL ECADEMY MEMBERS :- Lucas, Andreas, Georgina, WILLIAM, Dinah... Mick, Demos, Big Mike, StephenB, AndrewH, SteveW, ColinN, AkhilSH, SteveH, & Me ! :) How Much Does/Will it PAY ???

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Milton Rodrigues

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Fix it ! Andreas - what about this Idea ???

hey Andreas, I think You should be co-opted onto the BOARD ! - representing the EURO Members. Its very important for Ecademy & I do think you would do well. cheers, MILT.

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Andreas Wiedow

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PLACEHOLDER

Meant to name Basic Members who might qualify for a PN upgrade Jenny Young Journey Plan Veronika Langguth elmar theurer Ian Paul Sharp Fatimea Tedora Birgit Gerlach Nighet Nasim Riaz Alice Wiedow If you're a Basic Member and 'like' this very PLACEHOLDER comment here I will edit this comment and add your name as a sign that you think you qualify for a PN upgrade following yesterday's 'VIP - Voucher Invasion Power'

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