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Social Media for Work and Play

Come and learn/share/network/follow/celebrate!

Entrance fee: It’s FREE to join this Meetup group and to attend this event, but please feel free to order and pay for your own breakfast, or at least a cup of coffee (California Vintage will appreciate it). Please don't bring in outside food or beverages.

08:00 The venue opens.

08:30 Check-in with FourSquare, post a Facebook update, and use the twitter hashtag #HKSocial to let the world know you’re participating in one of the world’s coolest social media meetups. And be sure to thank our venue: @CVWinebar


Our MC will kick off #HKSocial. We'll then pass the microphone around and everyone gets to introduce themselves (very briefly!).

09:10 What's Happening on Sina Weibo?

Henry Williams and Jacky Wong, Google scholars at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (@jmschku) at The University of Hong Kong, will take us on a behind-the-scenes tour of WeiboTrends, a site they developed that opens a door to the ‘black box’ of Sina Weibo to enable English-speaking China watchers to see what Sina Weibo’s 500 million users are talking about (yes, even messages that have been deleted by the censors).

WeiboTrends, originally called, is a prototype toolbox for journalists and digital citizens across the world interested in China. It provides English-language searching of primarily Chinese-language social media data, and tools for processing pictures posted to the site, along with the text within them.

The site was created by three data journalists: Henry Williams, Jacky Wong and Tony Yoo. All are veterans of long investment banking careers, and are Google scholars at The University of Hong Kong.

Henry Williams (@digitalhen) is a computer scientist by trade. He spent 10 years working in demanding roles at a variety of financial institutions. He began his career as a front-end developer at Lehman Brothers in 2002, and his last role was managing a high-performance trading platform with Morgan Stanley. He has extensive experience with programming and hardware.


Jacky Wong (@jackycwong) has extensive experience in derivatives trading and equity research in various financial institutions, including BNP Paribas, Maybank and Elliott Advisors. He has also had experience in policy consulting and media.



09:25 Tapping the Wisdom of the Crowd

Your chance to ask a burning question about social media - we'll invite audience-members to discuss and answer your question. Please post your question in the comments section below (or submit your question in writing when you arrive at the venue), and we'll pick 3 or 4 juicy questions for the crowd to handle.


Jay Oatway (@JayOatway), our favorite Media Geek, Digital Strategist, Social Trend Hunter, Tech Lover and Author, will share his wrap-up of the past month's most interesting social media events, trends, developments, gadgets, apps, issues, scandals, successes, failures...

10:00 Social chit-chat and networking (feel free to leave whenever you need to – we know you’re busy!)

10:30 END








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  • Hassan N.

    Informative and engaging as always! See you next time.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Weiman

    Sorry have something to do.

    August 2, 2013

  • Bill P.

    Sorry, I don't want to come into town with the typhoon

    August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to presenting to you guys tomorrow!

    2 · August 1, 2013

  • Wendy T.

    I'd like to register for Floria Wun as well, thanks.

    August 1, 2013

  • Merrin P.

    Will try the live streaming

    August 1, 2013

  • ang hui h.

    Whoa, just within days, so many popped in. So, fantastic. Must be a great event that can't be missed. Think I saw similar level of attendance once. Can really fit all? Hope so. Haven't checked out the place yet.

    August 1, 2013

  • Ken L.

    RSVP for:
    Ken Lam - Cogs Agency
    Will Kueh - Cogs Agency

    1 · July 30, 2013

    • Kay R.

      Thanks Ken - rather than RSVPing in the comments section here, could you please click on the RSVP button at the top of the right-hand column? Thanks.

      1 · July 31, 2013

  • Walter H J.

    Can't wait! Sorry to have been absent for months.

    July 29, 2013

  • ang hui h.

    quite near my workplace, thank you, Jay. Hope the venue is sufficient to accommodate us. :) Great crowd, great people.

    July 28, 2013

  • Winnie C.

    Look forward to a great event, thanks Jay for organizing :)

    July 26, 2013

  • Deborah B.

    Really want to be there!

    July 26, 2013

  • Deborah B.

    Really want to be there!

    1 · July 26, 2013

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