A few years ago, I volunteered to help ABC manage their Second Life Island, Now I’m not going into detail about Second Life, Just think of it as another social network.
What I found were a creative group of people who were considerate and who would listen to any ideas we had, It was a bold experiment, which sometimes worked and sometimes didn’t… but it was fun.
Granted there was also some frustrating red tape, but I can excuse that because here’s an Old Media company, who were, and still are, giving New Media a seriously good go and That impresses Me.
I have recently met a lot more ABC people on twitter, and generally, most of them are friendly and keen to chat, and I like that a lot.
What surprised me is that despite my Furry persona, I have been accepted.
I think that’s because those who work at ABC are from so many diverse backgrounds themselves, that difference is not shunned, but welcomed, as it really should be.
I think ABC feels less like a corporation, and more like a club of dedicated individuals, (despite “corporation” being their ‘c’ word.)
Anyway, I’d like to raise a glass of cider to friends at ABC, Thankyou for your warmth, kindness and understanding.