Field Report: Shanghai and China’s Social Web

It’s been three years since I’ve been back to China (see all my posts on Asia) to report on the local web scene but am now in Shanghai and have met with a handful of folks that are looking at social business within China. Don’t take this as a proper research report, but just sharing what I heard from speaking to a handful of professionals who are looking at the social web, culture, and business such as Sam Flemming, Bryce Whitwam, and hearing from Nicolas Zurstrassen of Nike present at the Social Media event where I was speaking. Field Report: Shanghai and China’s Social Web, What I Learned: Caveat:  Don’t take this as complete research, it’s just based on what I learned … Continue readingField Report: Shanghai and China’s Social Web

Cultural and Social Media Observations From Japan

I’m in Dallas Texas right now, perhaps the most opposite place thank Toyko where I’ve been the last week, and have been avidly sharing my observations via Twitter, the following are some of these observations, as well as a bit more context beyond 140 characters. These observations are more of a personal and cultural note, rather than my field report that focuses on the business aspect of social media in Japan. Internet Adoption high in Japan: I met the top executive of a marketing company in Japan and he told me that 2/3 of Japan’s 120 million residents are on the web. Yet most Japanese corporations do not invest heavily in web: This executive also told me that only half … Continue readingCultural and Social Media Observations From Japan

Field Report: How Culture Impacts Japan’s Adoption of Social Technologies in Business and Life

Above Image: Social Technographics of Japan’s Online Consumers, this data (and more) is accessible from the Groundswell Profile tool. First of all, this isn’t formal research, it’s just a one week observation from an outsider who spoke to a variety of companies and experts at a blogger dinner. For ongoing commentary and dedicated research from a true expert, meet colleague Jonathan Browne who’s a Forrester analyst focused on Customer Experience and based in Tokyo –he has far more knowledge, experience, and research on Japan than I likely ever will. I’m here for one week speaking to some of Japan’s top companies about my research on communities and social technologies, as well as keynoting Japan’s ZDnet conference on social technologies and … Continue readingField Report: How Culture Impacts Japan’s Adoption of Social Technologies in Business and Life

Early Morning In Tokyo and the Social Web

I have so much to share about my trip to Japan and meeting with dozens of people from Japan’s top companies, and over 20 bloggers and social media experts at last night’s blogger dinner. Perhaps the best way to share is to keep it short, here are my most recent tweets: One AM Tokyo City Never Dark, Soft Glow Sleepless City We Are We Often Forget Social Web About Culture, Not Technology Most Brands Do Not Join Yet Japan Use Social Web Fish Where The Fish Are Jet lagged Jeremiah, 1:48 AM, Tokyo

Tokyo Blogger Dinner

Above photo: I had a great time discussing the impact of social media on culture and business in Japan with Tokyo’s top bloggers. Image taken by Andrew Shuttleworth –used with permission The following portion is updated the day after the blogger dinner. Read Michael Whang’s blog report of “Tokyo 2.0” Jonathen Browne posts his thoughts on the movers and shakers of Toyko Last night’s blogger dinner with Tokyo’s finest was interesting, aside from meeting the movers and shakers in this space, discussed the social web and it’s impact on culture, we had a fun time enjoying food and drinks. I encouraged the attendees not to socialize but to also think about how social technologies impact culture, business, and Japan, we … Continue readingTokyo Blogger Dinner

Tokyo Blogger Dinner: Oct 22

My colleague Johnathan Browne has posted on his blog (and in Japanese) that we’re organizing a blogger dinner in Tokyo when I came out in a few weeks, if you’re in the area, please spread the word. I’ll be in Tokyo speaking at some events (including Zdnet) and advising clients, and getting some time to spend in this amazing city. Forrester Blogger’s Dinner in Tokyo Date & Time : Wednesday, October 22nd, 19:00-21:00 Location: FUJIMAMAS 6-3-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Tel: 03.5485.2283 Cost: 4,000JPY for Asian Tapas dishes and nomihodai. Attendees: 20-25 bloggers Agenda: 19:00-19:20 Jeremiah’s welcome speech 19:20-21:00 Q&A + free discussion The tag blog posts, images, and tweets for the event will be #ForrTokyo If you are interested in … Continue readingTokyo Blogger Dinner: Oct 22

Olympic Photos

2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony – Get more Docstoc Buzz This slideshow (photo credits here), I found embedded on Sean Percival’s site really shows how China is giving it their all to impress the world. Despite the many criticisms, they’re putting their best foot forward. I was in Beijing a few years ago, and they were starting construction, had banners up, and were very anxious and excited to host the world. While certainly not as dramatic, I’ve collected my best of my best photos of China, on this post to raise awareness about the earthquake disaster earlier this year. What’s most interesting? watch the flickr photos come in tagged “olympics” you see both ceremony and boycott photos, many in near real … Continue readingOlympic Photos

Guest Post: China: After the Earthquake, Before The Olympics

(Left photo: Paul Denlinger, Elliott Ng visit me at Forrester, Foster City, CA. If you’re interested in China and the internet, subscribe to their blogs) Jeremiah: This is the second post from Paul Denlinger (read the first here), who’s living in China, an internet expert and reporting back to us. He provides us the perspective that few can and I’m happy to have his input. Coincidentally, Paul cam by my office with Ellliot Ng last Friday, they’re working on some exciting stuff, and I hope to be part of it later this year. Without further ado, Paul shares some key insights that relate to China’s culture and impact on communications. China: After the Earthquake, Before The Olympics For many social … Continue readingGuest Post: China: After the Earthquake, Before The Olympics

Guest Post: How the Chinese Internet Becomes a Platform for Earthquake Grief (A local perspective)

Jeremiah: Paul Denlinger of Beijing is an internet expert on China, and I’ve offered him the opportunity to help share from an insiders perspective. Keeping in the theme of internet strategy and how the web impacts business, (and in this case the world) Paul, a resident of China, shares his perspective. Although a long post, please show him the same respect that you do for me. Chinese Internet Becomes Platform for Earthquake Grief Guest post by Paul Denlinger, Beijing, China The Sichuan earthquake of May 12, which first registered as 7.8 on the Richter scale, has now been revised upwards to 8.0. As of Thursday May 22 in Beijing, the number of fatalities has so far reached more than 52,000, … Continue readingGuest Post: How the Chinese Internet Becomes a Platform for Earthquake Grief (A local perspective)

Homeless: San Jose, San Francisco, Dallas, Austin, Boston, Denver.

Make a difference, let’s tell millions: Help me Digg this story Last week, I tried to inspire you to donate to the China crises by showing you beautiful pictures. This time, I’m going to take a little bit more of a realistic approach. Numbers are often hard to fathom, so images (in context to our lives) can really help to illustrate a point. If the US had as many homeless as the China Quake, the following high tech cities would have no where to live: San Jose, Calif. Population: 912,332 San Francisco, Calif. Population: 739,426 Dallas, Tex. Population: 1,213,825 Austin, Tex. Population: 690,252 Boston, Mass. Population: 559,034 Denver, Colo. Population: 557,917 Total: aprox 4,670,000, with a leftover to fill many … Continue readingHomeless: San Jose, San Francisco, Dallas, Austin, Boston, Denver.