Ah yes… I happened to be in Singapore for the first BlogOut back in 2007 (humor), so it’s nice to see this social media event running along for 2009.
What the heck is a BlogOut?
According to The Digital Movement, “Blogout’09 aims to help make sense of the social media landscape in Singapore. Essentially an event to celebrate bloggers’ independent voices, emergent forms of social, web technology and to create change for their organizations, communities and society”.
Whew, a mouthful I know, but I guess the point to give a bang for your buck. Unlike the upcoming Singapore Barcamp 3 (which I’ll talk about soon), this event has a more professional vibe to it, and it consists a corporate (i.e. March 6th for S$120) and public track (i.e. March 7th for S$0). BlogOut’09 will be held at the Singapore Art Museum, 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535 (See Google Map)
How I know each of these fellas…
Jon Yongfook: I’ve been following this handsome lad’s blog/lifestream for a long time, and I recall his personal story of how he came to be (I need lessons from this guy). Being half-Singaporean Chinese and Half-British, it’s fun to watch his life in Chuo-ku, Tokyo… even when he blabbers about in his Youtube videos like this one:
Joel Postman: I remember my friend @KeithBurtis telling me how he was trying to help BestBuy (@BestBuyRemix) get onboard the social media train, so I went in search of a book that covered all that. I think it was the Russian socialist typeface on Joel’s blog which drew me in to buy SocialCorp off Amazon. Keith probably knows most of the stuff in there, but it helps provide a framework for corporations to integrate social media into their communication mix. At BlogOut’09, Joel will be talking about “Communications Inside Out”, which is based on the final chapter of his book. He’ll explain how there are five key shifts in perceptions about what social media is, and how it behaves:
* Managed Participation–>Chaos
* Letting Go–>Taking Back
* Engagement–>Doing Business
* Wild Wild West–>Civilized World
Melvin Yuan: Got to know Melvin Yuan as a ridiculously thoughful public relations gentleman in Singapore. Together with Ben Koe, they ran ScoopAsia, a journalist’s online wire for all things press releases in Asia. He’s now the director of the Digital Strategies Group (Asia) at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. If you ever see him, he enjoys talking about this word he coined up called Omnifluence. Also, I apologize on his behalf: It’s been exactly one year since he updated his blog! Oh, a real record breaker he is! ;P
Too Much Information… just how do I get to BlogOut’09?
Just register here for details!
UPDATE: Looks like Joel Postman had to share a word or two as well… ;D