Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

4 thoughts on “Blogging in Asia Pacific

  1. I am not surprised at all that New Zealand does not even feature on the list….

    Jeeeees, c’mon kiwi!

  2. we suck.

    But, seriously – does this reflect something cultural about australians – a reticence to go on the record, or take a stand, or express ourselves publicly? We pride ourselves on often being early adopters of technologies whether VCRs or mobile phones – so what is it about blogging?


  3. We take freedom of speech for granted? We are financially secure enough that if we got pissed off enough we could write a book on whatever was getting on our nerves, and afford to publish it ourselves at Lulu.com?

    Plus we don’t have an Oprah mentality… where are our “sex tips for catholic girls” and other sexcapade blogs? Our “how I got out of bankruptcy and beat my shopping addiction” blogs?

    But I think it’a also a secret vice – we have the most vitriolic anti-web 2.0 press in the world – and that curses the whole thing with negativity. I did a survey at CeBIT asking vendors if they read blogs and which were their favourites. It was like asking if they bought porn. Most eventually admitted that yes, they blogged or read blogs, but seriously… COME OUT OF THE CLOSET ALREADY. 😛

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