Whiz kid finds global audience through social media

22 Aug

Social Media entrepreneur Michael Moore-JonesMichael Moore-Jones is 16.

The New Zealand student has already had a couple of very big ideas, which, thanks to social media, are influencing thought outside his native country.  I found him accidentally in search while scoping out thought on life without a smartphone.

Turns out he is a reliable and confident voice on a wide-range of issues. And then there are those ideas.

He is the founder of They Don’t Teach You This In School, an ingenious site that helps young people learn through the experience of successful adults, through one-minute videos that answer the question:

What is the one thing they didn’t teach you in school that you wish you had known when you were younger?

The most recent video has New Zealand Prime Minister John Key weighing in on Finance and Debt lessons.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key contributes to They Don't Teach You This In School

He has also co-created a social networking site for couples that saves your relationship history called Duo.

Well worth your time to tune in to this articulate young voice.

You can read his blog here and follow him on Twitter here.

Did I mention that he is 16? You gotta support this kind of initiative!

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6 Responses to “Whiz kid finds global audience through social media”

  1. :]ack August 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Good on him!

  2. Doug Brown August 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    It’s remarkable that he’s managed to pull in such reputable guests on his “They don’t teach you this” site in such a short period.

  3. Anonymous August 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    I agree! As a student I am certainly interested in following his “They don’t teach you this” site.

  4. Doug Brown August 22, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    I wonder how he is going about finding a wider student audience for this site. Thanks for the comment Anon.

  5. Stef August 22, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    You already helped him in that respect – he is reaching Canadian audiences! The idea is great. As a student, I am definitely interested. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Doug Brown August 24, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    Well-connected and regarded students like you can do far more for this nascent talent than I can. Have you contacted him yet Stef?

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