Muthu Kumar & Aleksander Buczkowski: Building an Independent Media over the long term: Geoawesomeness - MBM #29

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Muthu Kumar & Aleksander Buczkowski are the Editor-In-Chief & Managing Editor (and creators) of the Geoawesomeness website, which has been running as an independent geospatial media for the past 11 years.

More about Muthu & Aleks:

And of course find more on the Geoawesomeness website

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Time stamps

00:00 - Introduction
02:30 - Muthu & Aleks describing each other
05:40 - What is Geoawesomeness
10:40 - Geoawesomeness's Early Days: 2011
14:40 - Impacts of Writing
15:45 - Muthu & Aleks’s story of meeting up
22:00 - Choosing Topics to Cover
28:01 - Ambitions & Thoughts being a Media Company
32:13 - Going Full Time
39:15 - Making money on the Internet
50:30 - Being Open about Business Models
57:40 - Privacy/ethics of geospatial data
1:07:26 - Finding the Right Partner
1:12:10 - The of social media (TikTok & YouTube)
1:18:45 - Advice for younger people
1:27:20 - Books & Podcasts recommendation

Shownotes

Books & Podcast Recommendations:

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