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