Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – An App That Brings a New Twitter Experience

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “An App That Brings a New Twitter Experience”. Click here for the full read.

August 6, 2012 Posted by | Applications, Blogroll, CNET, Social Media, Social Networking, Twitter, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tweetbot’s iCloud Sync Across Platform is Awesome

This ain’t rocket science, why can’t someone come up with this a lot sooner.

Source – iDownloadBlog

April 23, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iCloud, iOS 5, Social Media, Social Networking, Tweetbot, Twitter | , , , , , | Leave a comment

StartupsHK’s Startup Mixer on 19 April 2012 @ Fly

StartupsHK, Hong Kong’s Tech Startup Community us having their spring mixer next Thursday night. They will be having some startups from Silicon Valley in town attending the event, a great chance to network, share stories, talk to angels, find co-founders and have a drink with the startup community that has grown so massively in Hong Kong and was featured in TimeOut magazine recently. Check it out if you’re interested in startups.

For more information, check out the StartupsHK blog site here.

Source – StartupsHK

April 10, 2012 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking | , , , | 1 Comment

Guy Kawasaki Interview with Chase Jarvis

Last week, Guy Kawasaki  did a 90-minutes long sit down interview with Chase Jarvis on Chase Jarvis Live to discuss new technology and how the publishing world has changed for the better.  As a tech world junkie, being able to listen to the internet guru, Apple evangelist, well-known blogger, venture capitalist, best-seller author (11 books?)….and the list goes on, for 90 minutes is indeed an awesome trip. Enjoy the video.

Source – Chase Jarvis

April 1, 2012 Posted by | Blogroll, Social Media, Social Networking, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Video Review on New TweetDeck v.1.3

This week TweetDeck released version 1.3.  The new version features all new list management, interactive columns, activity column, media previews and the new editing and retweet function which replaced the quote retweet function.

Source – TweetDeck

March 25, 2012 Posted by | Productivity, Social Media, Social Networking, Twitter, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Web Wednesday Hong Kong v.56.0 – 14 March 2012

The next Web Wednesday meet is this coming Wednesday, 14 March 2012, at Bisous Hong Kong, 9th Floor, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, 0000 Central District, Hong Kong.

A regular and vocal member of the Web Wednesday audience, Peter Dingle will be sharing the future of computing, be it tablets, ultra-thin laptops, brain plug-ins or holographic touch screens. Peter is the Interactive Marketing Manager for Intel in APAC so has plenty of great and inside-out stories to share.

Check out Intel’s latest creative move, “Pop-Up Theatre” – 60 Ultrabooks, choreographed to create the first human digital billboard: http://popuptheater.intel.com/

As per usual, there’s a HK$100 entrance fee, which includes one complimentary drink, an enlightening talk, high-quality networking and the chance to win lucky draw prizes.

The event will start at 6:30pm and wind up around 9:30pm, with the talk/interview starting at 7:15pm.

Source : Web Wednesday Hong Kong

March 12, 2012 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking, Web Wednesday, Web Wednesday HK | , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Update Your Facebook Status With Twitter

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Good tip from Business Insider on how to update your Facebook status with Twitter, sure save a lot of time ob double posting for those heavy FB and Twitter users.

[Update: link fixed]

Source – Business Insider

March 11, 2012 Posted by | Facebook, Social Networking, Tips and Tricks, Twitter, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Pass This On – Kony 2012 – Make Him Visible

WHO IS JOSEPH KONY?

JOSEPH KONY IS THE WORLD’S WORST WAR CRIMINAL. IN 1987 HE TOOK OVER LEADERSHIP OF AN EXISTING REBEL GROUP AND RENAMED IT THE LORD’S RESISTANCE ARMY (LRA).

THE LRA HAS EARNED A REPUTATION FOR ITS CRUEL AND BRUTAL TACTICS. WHEN JOSEPH KONY FOUND HIMSELF RUNNING OUT OF FIGHTERS, HE STARTED ABDUCTING CHILDREN TO BE SOLDIERS IN HIS ARMY OR “WIVES” FOR HIS OFFICERS. THE LRA IS ENCOURAGED TO RAPE, MUTILATE, AND KILL CIVILIANS–OFTEN WITH BLUNT WEAPONS.

THE LRA IS NO LONGER ACTIVE IN NORTHERN UGANDA (WHERE IT ORIGINATED) BUT IT CONTINUES ITS CAMPAIGN OF VIOLENCE IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, AND SOUTH SUDAN. IN ITS 26-YEAR HISTORY, THE LRA HAS ABDUCTED MORE THAN 30,000 CHILDREN AND DISPLACED AT LEAST 2.1 MILLION PEOPLE.

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF KONY 2012?

INVISIBLE CHILDREN HAS BEEN WORKING FOR 9 YEARS TO END AFRICA’S LONGEST-RUNNING ARMED CONFLICT. U.S. MILITARY ADVISERS ARE CURRENTLY DEPLOYED IN CENTRAL AFRICA ON A “TIME-LIMITED” MISSION TO STOP KONY AND DISARM THE LRA. IF KONY ISN’T CAPTURED THIS YEAR, THE WINDOW WILL BE GONE.

WE ARE TAKING ACTION TO ENSURE THESE TWO THINGS:

1) THAT JOSEPH KONY IS KNOWN AS THE WORLD’S WORST WAR CRIMINAL.

2) THAT THE U.S. MILITARY ADVISERS SUPPORT THE UGANDAN ARMY UNTIL KONY HAS BEEN CAPTURED AND THE LRA HAS BEEN COMPLETELY DISARMED. THEY NEED TO FOLLOW THROUGH ALL THE WAY AND FINISH WHAT THEY HAVE STARTED.

WHY ARE WE MAKING JOSEPH KONY “FAMOUS”?

INVISIBLE CHILDREN’S KONY 2012 CAMPAIGN AIMS TO MAKE JOSEPH KONY FAMOUS, NOT TO CELEBRATE HIM, BUT TO RAISE SUPPORT FOR HIS ARREST AND SET A PRECEDENT FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE. IN THIS CASE, NOTORIETY TRANSLATES TO PUBLIC SUPPORT. IF PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE CRIMES THAT KONY HAS BEEN COMMITTING FOR 26 YEARS, THEY WILL UNITE TO STOP HIM.

SECONDLY, WE WANT KONY TO BE FAMOUS SO THAT WHEN HE IS STOPPED, HE WILL BE A VISIBLE, CONCRETE EXAMPLE OF INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE. THEN OTHER WAR CRIMINALS WILL KNOW THAT THEIR MASS ATROCITIES WILL NOT GO UNNOTICED OR UNPUNISHED.

Source – KONY2012

March 10, 2012 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, News Related, Social Networking, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – The Dolce & Gabbana Saga in Hong Kong

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “The Dolce & Gabbana Saga in Hong Kong”. Click here for the full read.

January 18, 2012 Posted by | Facebook, Hong Kong, News Related, Social Networking | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s the Latest Trend on Twitter?

Wondering what’s trending on Twitter these days? are you a heavy Twitter user like myself? Check out this infographic survey result and see whether it matches any of your traits. This survey was conducted online via social networks from August 12 to August 15, 2011 among 500 social media users who have Twitter accounts by the guys over at lab42. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, please contact lab42 at info@lab42.com.

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Source – lab42

August 21, 2011 Posted by | Applications, Social Networking, Twitter | , , , | Leave a comment

Must Have Roadmap for Google+ Circles

Something we all need, a great roadmap for Google+ Circles. I found ten that I can follow suit.  Thanks buddy Casey Lau for this tweet.

Source – Not Safe For Work

July 17, 2011 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Blogroll, Google, Social Networking | , , | Leave a comment

Foursquare Day Hong Kong 2011

Foursquare Day Hong Kong 2011 is tomorrow, check out the details below, great to meet up whoever kicked you out of your mayor-ship.

W52 and enthusiasts of Foursquare users in Hong Kong will be teaming up to host Hong Kong’s Foursquare Day event at W52 bar on April 16th, 2011. Every year on 16/4, users of the most popular location based application Foursquare come together at “Foursquare Day” events (4 squared = 16, hence 16/4!) all over the world to socialize, meet each other in person and to just generally have fun participating in one of the biggest global parties in the world. Each user showing up and checking in contributes to the spirit of Foursquare, and it is in essence a huge social experiment to observe and appreciate the strength and draw of a social mobile platform.

We will be organizing the only large scale Foursquare day event in Hong Kong to provide a platform for Hong Kong Foursquare users to meet up, network and be inspired by each other! Apart from having our venue generously sponsored by W52 Restaurant and Bar, we will be having numerous activities throughout the night including (but not limited to!):

1. The SWARM – Yes, we’re all here for the swarm badge! And what’s better than meeting and greeting all the cool guys and girls in your swarm in a non-awkward fashion?

2. Bangin’ Check-in – Get yourself a free drink when you check-in at W52 for the event. After that, it’s happy hour until 9! Perhaps it’s also time for…

3. 20, 30, 40 – You don’t want to know what this is. Or do you? It’s not for the faint-hearted that’s for sure! [Hint: alcohol will be involved]

You won’t need to pay an entrance fee to any of the activities involved – so just save the date, come along and check in – celebrate Foursquare Day with us in style!

Facebook Event Page: http://on.fb.me/fK3iTE

Meetups.com Community: http://bit.ly/fKtuh5

The Foursquare Day Story: http://blog.4sqday.com/about/

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April 15, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking | , , , | 1 Comment

Web Wednesday v.46 @ Volar – 13 April 2011

The next Web Wednesday meet is this coming Wednesday, 13 April, at Volar, Basement, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong.

This week, Web Wesnesdat will be featuring an interview with Jean-Jacques Verdun, Founder of deltabridges.com, Macau After Work and co-organiser of the Beishan Jazz Festival.

The event will start at 6:30pm and wind up around 9:30pm, with the talk/interview starting at 7:15pm.

As per usual, there’s a HK$100 entrance fee, including one complimentary drink and the chance to win lucky draw prizes.

Source : Web Wednesday Hong Kong

April 11, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking, Web Wednesday, Web Wednesday HK | , , , | Leave a comment

Hong Kong Web Analytics – 11th Web Analytics Wednesday – 30 March 2011

The Hong Kong Web Analytics is a group founded by Kenneth Kwok.  It’s aim is to provide a platform to share and discuss the new digital era. According to their website info, it says that “no matter who you are or how you relate to the web. By applying web / data driven analysis will open up a new dimension and approach compare to the traditional methodologies”.

Like Web Wednesday Hong Kong, it is a group that meets regularly and features speaker at each of their events.

This month they have invited Martin Randall to talk about Dynamic Data Tracking. Martin is CEO of Teamwork Communications Ltd., a company that uses customer insights & data metrics to deliver highly relevant and targeted customer activation programs.

For booking information, click this link Book Now!

Date: 30th March, 2011
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Speaker: Martin Randall
Topic: Data Rules! How Dynamic Data Can Drive Success, Improve ROI and Deliver a Better Customer Experience

Agenda:

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Reception Open
  • 19:30 – 19:45 Welcome Speech & Update
  • 19:45 – 20:45 Data Rules! How Dynamic Data Can Drive Success, Improve ROI and Deliver a Better Customer Experience
  • 20:45 – 21:15 Questions & Answer
  • 21:15 – 22:00 Networking

Venue:
MRM Worldwide Hong Kong
14/F Sunning Plaza, 10 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay

Contact:
Kenneth Kwok
Tel: 9868 2110

Fees:
Free Entry (30 Seats Available)

Sponsor:
Wed Analytics Wednesday, MRM Worldwide – Hong Kong, Beehive Strategy

March 27, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking, Web Analytics | , , , , | 1 Comment

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