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:
Or contact me lpapworth (at) 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?