Category Archives: marketing

virtual worlds in Asia – itsReal

I wonder why Benjamin Joffe does not appear to know about Twinity as yet ? I just watched his 60 min presentation slides – wish i could have been at the event but i kinda got what he was presenting – below he summarizes plus the link will take you to his slides.

To summarize the summary:

* The 2D web of virtual worlds is doing well, while the 3D web is recovering from the “Second Life Aftershock“

* Regulation is going to be very complex as 2D and 3D environments allow the conduct of various “activities” from creation and remix of content to commerce, gambling and more. Of course, Internet is global which makes things VERY hard to regulate.

* Most “digital immigrants” do not understand that the term “virtual” simply means “digital” and that there is no special magic there. Great post here on this topic by Bill Gurley at Benchmark Capital

* Our hopeful conclusion promoted awareness campaigns about the risks associated with digital identities and the celebration of the benefits of what is becoming a “digital third place”.

The presentation is hereunder without the 60 minutes talk but the full report should be made available soon.

via +8* | Plus Eight Star | Mobile and Internet business consulting in Asia, mobile consulting in China, mobile consulting in Japan, mobile consulting in Korea, Internet consulting in China, mobile consulting beijing, mobile consulting tokyo, mobile consulting seoul, mobile consultant china, mobile consultant beijing, mobile consultant japan, mobile consultant tokyo, mobile consultant korea, mobile consultant south korea, mobile consultant seoul, Internet consulting in Japan, Internet consulting in Korea, internet consulting tokyo, internet consulting beijing, internet consulting seoul, internet consultant china, internet consultant japan, internet consultant tokyo, internet consultant tokyo, internet consultant beijing, internet consultant seoul, research QQ, research Cyworld, research internet japan, research internet china, research internet korea, research mobile japan, research mobile china, research mobile korea, plus8star, plus eight star, plus 8 star, benjaminjoffe, benjamin joffe, cyworld analysis, qq analysis, tencent analysis, tencent report, qq report, cyworld report, inside qq, inside cyworld, inside tencent, sns, social networks, online communities, business models, innovation arbitrage, innovation, arbitrage, inside qq, inside cyworld, mobilemonday, mobile monday, mobilemonday beijing, mobile monday beijing, social networks, SNS, online communities, web20 asia, web2.0 china, web 2.0 asia, web 2.0, benjamin joffe, benjamin, joffe, mobile advertising Japan, mobile marketing Japan, mobile sns japan, mobile advertising korea, mobile marketing korea, mobile sns korea, mobile advertising china, mobile marketing china, mobile sns china, mobile tv japan, mobile tv korea, mobile tv china.

2 Comments

Filed under advertising, aplink, marketing, PR, Public Relations, singapore, social networking, virtual worlds

Facebook | Live in Twinity

coming soon to Singapore… join Twinity now http://twinity.com


1 Comment

Filed under advertising, aplink, marketing, PR, Public Relations, singapore, social networking, twinity, virtual worlds

Special Event: modern astronomy & the dawn of creation

FIRST LIGHT

An overview of modern astronomy and our quest to find the dawn of creation

Presenter:
Professor Peter Quinn, BSc(Hons) UWoll., PhD ANU, FASA
Premier’s Fellow
School of Physics, University of  Western Australia

Facebook logo

Sign up for the event by clicking the facebook logo

Astronomy is the oldest scientific endeavour of mankind. The pattern and regular motions
of the Sun, Moon, stars and other planets have guided our agriculture, our religions, our
technological development and our journeys of discovery since before recorded history.
Over the past 400 years, the invention and the development of telescopes has allowed us to
step outside our own solar system to begin a new voyage of discovery, back in time, to the
birth of the cosmos.

On the journey so far, we have found a treasure trove of objects and
phenomena from star destroying black holes, to whole galaxies in the process of collision,
to new planets like our own Earth. We are now nearing a period in our cosmic time travel
that will contain one of the Universe’s most profound events –the first light from the first
star – the “dawn of creation”. This event will be found and studied by a new telescope
which, when completed in 2020, will be the world’s largest astronomical facility. The
telescope is called the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and Western Australia is currently the
front-runner in an international competition to host the SKA. The remote desert of WA,
home to Aboriginal peoples who are arguably the world’s first astronomers, may provide
mankind with its clearest view of the first objects created – the seeds of the Universe we
see around us today.

Perth Education City is proud to present Professor Peter Quinn for a special seminar at the
Australian Education Showcase 2009 on the cosmic journey back in time – the findings, the
mysteries uncovered and the new generation of telescopes that will be built.

Venue: Suntec Exhibition & Coonvention Centre Hall 402 Level 4

Date: 21 March 2009, Saturday 12 noon.

FIRST LIGHT

An overview of modern astronomy and our quest to find the dawn of creation

Presenter:
Professor Peter Quinn, BSc(Hons) UWoll., PhD ANU, FASA
Premier’s Fellow
School of Physics, University of  Western Australia

Facebook logo

Sign up for the event by clicking the facebook logo

1 Comment

Filed under advertising, aplink, marketing, PR, Public Relations, singapore, singapore events, student travel, study in australia

Social Media Jobs on the Rise – itsReal

Last year I did a search on recruit.net for “social media” and i got an amazing ZERO jobs results.  Today I thought i would try again to see if things had changed, knowing full well that they would have.

Today, Recruit.net hosts 44 current job openings that are related to social media. I have not checked them all but “Social Media Manager” positions lead the list.

Recruit.net is a google of recruitment who focus on Asia Pacific, the wave of social media activists like myself and others more high profile, seem to have created a NEW world of career opportunities in Asia Pacific for those keen to take advantage of the benefits of full scale social media strategies for business.

Here is the link to the jobs on offerhttp://www.recruit.net/search-%2522social+media%2522-jobs

…and if you are thinking of a career in social media maybe my secret… social media secrets might help out…

https://aplink.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/social-media-secrets-for-business-by-aplink-itsreal/

Like everyone is in awe of the platforms, technology & commentors that allows for social media success like; facebook, twitter, NING, linkedIn, Friendster, ecademy.com, orkut, plurk, MIXX, DIGG, youtube, wordpress, blogger, ping.sg, nuffnangtwine, squidoo, stumbleupon, kindernet, expatfinder, getsatisfaction, techcrunch and many more

… so will corporations be in AWE of the social media experts inside their business who will deliver unprecidented profitability by treating and engaging with customers and partners as part of their business community, with all the benefits and rewards the customers deserve. Social Media will lead the way in redifining customer relationships and i imagine the next time I do a search for social media jobs openings the results will far exceed my wildest imagination.

cool-bananas

1 Comment

Filed under advertising, aplink, marketing, PR, Public Relations, singapore, social networking, virtual worlds

A night for tech start-ups in Singapore | Techgoondu

Techgoondu at Geek Terminal Singapore

Start-ups who presented include: (see original post for links)

* Twinity (Jeremy Snyder): a 3D online-world that replicates real world cities in a virtual environment. The city of Berlin has already been launched, and both London and Singapore will be up later this year. According to Jeremy, they have about a 100,000 sign-ups since the launch of Twinity in September last year in 2008.

* Brandtology (Aaron Koh): a social media monitoring start-up that help companies makes sense of the big bad web by mining sentiments from it. Brandtology is founded by CEO Eddie Chao, who previously incubated managed security services player e-Cop that was acquired by Temasek in 2007.

* Makeaffinity (Thomas Tan): ever wanted to control robots over the internet to slug it out in a death match? Now you can with Makeaffinity’s robot sharing platform, which allows folks to play with and make web robots without much programming whatsoever.

* 2359 Media (Hong Ting and Wenhan): founded by a trio of passionate entrepreneurs who just finished their NUS studies and a stint in Silicon Valley. 2359 Media is an advertising platform for mobile phones utilizing location based services.

* Jorbb (Shen Heng): Most job advertising portals cater to the white-collar worker. Shen wanted to create a portal specifically for blue-collar workers — part-timers, trade promoters, temp staff — and Jorbb is the result.

* Neat Co (Sarabjit Singh): Neat co, a small US company with a second office in Singapore, was the only physical tech appliance company amongst the presenters. Showcased was their contextually aware OCR reader, a smart scanning solution for receipts and the like.

* Phokki (Sean Seah): And lastly, Phokki, a start-up which turns your photos into works of art via a platform that links artists to end users directly. I’ve written a post on Phokki before.

We had a couple of other start-ups who didn’t present like seemeCV and Airvert. Not to worry. Due to good interest in this first event from anecdotal feedback (thanks to those who gave theirs!), the Techgoondus will think about running this on a semi-regular basis once in a few months. Will keep you readers posted if we do run this again. Meanwhile, if you’re interested in ideas on this front, feel free to drop me an email.

via A night for tech start-ups in Singapore | Techgoondu.

3 Comments

Filed under advertising, aplink, marketing, metaversum, PR, Public Relations, singapore, social networking, twinity, virtual worlds

Meet the Techgoondus March 10th | Techgoondu

Interested in free publicity? Techgoondu is organizing a “Meet the Techgoondus” session on March 10th (Tuesday) for tech startups in Singapore.

venue: Geek Terminal Singapore 55 Market Street,  from 730pm

geek-term

The reason we’re doing this is because start-ups make for great stories but often they don’t get enough notice. Also, it’s a fun way to build a bottom up grassroots tech community in Singapore.

via Meet the Techgoondus: March 10th | Techgoondu.

1 Comment

Filed under advertising, aplink, marketing, PR, Public Relations, singapore, social networking

Use Google to Check Time: – ReadWriteWeb

Like many other shortcuts for Google, the time shortcut is an easy one to remember; simply type ‘time’ and you’ll get back results for the various time zones within your country. Want to check times in other regions? Just type ‘time country’ and if the country you are searching for spans several time zones, Google will give you a quick result.

via Use Google to Check Time: Daylight Saving Time Begins Tomorrow – ReadWriteWeb.

Leave a comment

Filed under advertising, aplink, marketing, PR, Public Relations, singapore, social networking, virtual worlds

What has Virtual Worlds done to peoples Imagination – itsReal

Thanks Skribe: http://www.skribeproductions.com/2009/03/05/world-builder/

Skribe, your presentation inworld this weekend at the Jokay UnConference – tells the story of viral video and its surge in dominance over text, it is only the beginning – videos matched with imagination, like these above of how the world might be and can be is really the payload for life in the generations ahead.

AWESOME

2 Comments

Filed under aplink, marketing, PR, Public Relations, singapore, social networking, virtual worlds

social media secrets for business by aplink – itsReal

Andrew Peters’s ProfileCreate your badge
Andrew Peters's Facebook Profile

    social media secrets for community building & business by aplink

Secrets Released for attendees of BlogOut 09 Singapore hope to meet more new people 2moro ! on twitter #blogout09

  • PASSION is the No 1 driver in creating & sustaining social activity to drive online visibility, build communities & drive business development
  • Primarily social media campaigns are a personal endeavor that others join into freely & contribute (However respect must be gained not demanded)
  • Agents engaged must be passionate & believe in what they are doing
  • Developing a popular niche/s positioning will always deliver results
  • Social Media drives traditional media to respond as well as creates substantial business and unforeseen opportunities
  • Building communities online must be maintained with un-invasive but regular outbound communications
  • Social Media Agents must be many things, creative, knowledgeable, contactable, fun & personable
  • Social Media opportunities evolve constantly, campaigns must be responsive to new platforms & popularity
  • Social Media is 24/7 – 365 days
  • Majority of social media activity for business development can be available on free platforms
  • There are also low cost monthly subscriptions on some social platforms worth subscribing to
  • In any social media community RESPECT musted be Gained not DEMANDED
  • Be truthful

Secrets Released for attendees of BlogOut 09 Singapore hope to meet more new people 2moro ! on twitter #blogout09

1 Comment

Filed under advertising, aplink, marketing, PR, Public Relations, singapore, social networking, virtual worlds

IS Michael Jackson worth $220 million

This post was written on the announcement of his come back tour – Michael Jackson has Died – God Bless you Michael Jackson – APLINK is a FAN

latest on michael jackson is he will perform 50 concerts in London reaping a total of $220 million

Is it possible that Michael can comeback and amass this fortune from his OLD fan base – or does he have a THRILLER in the making we don’t know about ?triumph2_0

Leave a comment

Filed under advertising, aplink, marketing, PR, Public Relations, singapore, social networking