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Singapore: Web 2.0 Social Media courses


CORRECT DATES I’m heading to Singapore this weekend, for a week. I’ll be teaching THREE seperate public courses, so if you are in Singapore – or can talk the boss into an overseas trip, heh – this is what we’ll be doing:

Wednesday 29th October 2008: Education and Teachers and Online Communities
Understanding Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 for Teacher – what are the students doing online with creativity and knowledge? dangers and opportunities, resources for teachers and good sites, blogs, wikis (still taking suggestions, blog readers!) and the way forward including a teacher online community for teacher to teacher (p2p)support.
Thursday 30th October 2008: Managing your own Branded Microcommunity Social Network
This is how to build a customer community on your own site – with Leaders, Profiles, Etiquette, Swarms, Rituals, Events and so on. Based on virtual worlds, but appropriate for company forums and customer social networks.
Friday 31st October 2008: Marketing into Facebook, blogs and Wikis with Web 2.0 tools
A Masterclass in PR and Marketing that covers Social Media campaigns and monitoring/analytics and social media audits. That sort of thing. Plus converging your traditional media offerings with social media. Facebook, blogging, tagging, gathing social media assets, from a marketing perspective.

You can either contact ThinkingLab directly
Call 65-96723522 • Fax 65-6512-1487 • Email: enquiry@thinkinglab.com.sg
Or contact me lpapworth (at) gmail.com or +61432684992 – I’ll send you the PDF.

I’m also catching up with the Singapore Media Socialists:

They are:

  1. Preetam Rai Technological ethnographer & educator
  2. Coleman Yee Information design consultant & educator
  3. Walter Lim Corporate Comms Director for National Heritage Board (Singapore)
  4. Ivan Chew (aka RamblingLibrarian) Prominent Librarian Blogger
  5. Kenneth Pinto (aka Acroamatic) Educational Technologist & Heritage Guide
  6. Lucian Teo Web Standards Guru, Ministry of Education
  7. Jude Yew Social Media Academic
  8. Benjamin Koe Public Relations Blogger, Hill and Knowlton
  9. Siva (aka Otterman) Biologist Blogger & Mac Evangelist
  10. Vanessa Tan Public Health & Web Design Blogger

OF COURSE – they are all on Twitter!
Click here for the crowdstatus page. Twitter:

Now all we need to do, is open a Singapore branch of the crowdsourced TwitterAgency. 🙂

Funny thing is, I worked for 2 years in Singapore, for Cisco Systems, implementing an internal Enterprise online community and never thought I’d come back to run these kinds of workshops!

Want me to bring you back anything? Electronics from Sim Lim? Some little blouse from Orchard Road? *picks up a pen and paper* How about “My Favourite Blogger Went To Singapore and All She Brought Me Back Was This Lousy T-shirt” T-shirt?

Who else is cool to meet in Singapore?

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.

13 thoughts on “Singapore: Web 2.0 Social Media courses

  1. Hey Laurel. I envy you. I’m just back from a week in SG where I met with Ivan Chew – would love to go back again right now 🙂

    Thought you may be interested in this photo set of gadgets from Sim Lim that I took while I was there: Gadgets of Sim Lim … just in case people are unsure what you should pick up for them 🙂

  2. Hi, I don’t have more names to suggest but would strongly recommend the Night Safari, next to the Singapore Zoo. Welcome back to Singapore!

  3. Thank you! I will go there.

    The animals will be a lot like Twitter 🙂

    Are you based in Singapore, Ivan?

  4. Welcome back to Singapore! 😉

    Well, I would suggest that you visit our excellent museums and perhaps take a small trip down memory lane. Some of the good ones are the Asian Civilisations Museum and the National Museum of Singapore. Of course, you should go visit Yesterday.sg to get some ideas about what to do here.

  5. Hi Laurel,
    I recently (since yesterday:P) started following your blog and must say it is quite insightful and well written.
    I work in the online media (and non-media as well) industry here in Singapore- and it’d be great to see you in person.
    I publish a blog on http://shalabh.wordpress.com – basically centered around my experiences in digital marketing- (no ‘top ten’ kind blog posts though)
    Since you have stayed here a few years you must know the regular places and what to do. But having stayed here 3 years- these are the things I haven’t been able to do- and would love to do (when no one’s watching)
    1)Take a ride on those tourist buses -“go topless” ones – and remember that duck bus that travels on road and then becomes a boat while in the river- must do!
    2)Give a slap on the back of the head of the person walking in front of you hogging the footpath. Then walk past whistling and admiring the building rooftops around. Leave him wondering what happened.
    There are many such secret desires of mine- but hey just realized this could make a neat post.
    Look forward to meeting you when you are in Sg!
    Shalabh

  6. Laurel, have fun in Singapore! I wish I could join some of your workshops. I’m pretty much on the same mission as you, but my line of work focuses on the educational aspects of social media.

  7. Hi Laurel! Whoops… I didn’t get the memo about you meeting the Media Socialists. Perhaps the next time you are in town.

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