January 28, 2010

Web Wednesday - Social Mixer V33.0 (Feb 3)

Calling all Asian Digerati!

With Google's threatened withdrawal from China, all eyes are now on the future plight of the Internet in this country with over 384 million netizens.

To give us true insights into where this could all go, I've invited Sherman So, Co-Author of "Red Wired - China's Internet Revolution" to speak at Web Wednesday V33.0 on 3rd February at BackStage Live, 1/F Somptueux Central, 52-54 Wellington Street, Central (just up the road from the famous Yung Kee Restaurant).

Sherman was the former lead technology reporter for the South China Morning Post and is a regular contributor to the Hong Kong Economic Times. You can read more about her book on her website: RedWiredRevolution.com

The mixer will kick off at 6:30pm and wind up around 9:30pm, with the interview at 7:15ish. Sign up here on Facebook.

As per usual, there's a HK$100 entrance fee, including one complimentary drink. Our lovely assistant, Vivian, will issue receipts if you need one. (For students, you can get in for HK$50 without free booze). Thereafter, all standard drinks will be charged at a special happy hour discount of 30% off.

We will donate 10% of entrance fees to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Looking forward to seeing old faces and meeting many more new ones!

Napoleon Biggs
Founder & Host - Web Wednesday

January 20, 2010

First 2 Forward - Match 7 (Jan. 20th)

January 6, 2010

Web Wednesday on CNNGO

Turner's (relatively new) travel venture, CNNGO (cnngo.com), has picked up tonight's Web Wednesday interview with "Singaporean web mogul, Benjamin Marc Wee" (original article here) and added a rather strange interview from YouTube (as per below). Thanks for the mention, CNNGoers!

January 1, 2010

Subject: IT 人 一月一日一齊 March: 還我普選元旦大遊行 | Give me Universal Suffrage: March on

我們 – IT呼聲的成員 – 祝你們聖誕快樂,新年進步!



集合時間: 2:30 - 2:45pm
集合地點: 港鐵中環站 J2 出口(遮打花園)




* 羅彬博士、鍾宏安、方保僑、梁兆昌、莫乃光、吳其彥教授、宋德嘉、邱祖淇博士、楊和生、葉旭輝 

We, the members of IT Voice, wish you Happy New Year!

The Hong Kong Government's proposal for the 2012 constitutional arrangement has fellfallen short of our people's aspirations for universal suffrage and true democracy. Ghost of functional constituencies past, present and future just wouldn't go away. How much longer can Hong Kong wait?

On January 1, 2010, IT Voice invites you to walk hand in hand for democracy, for the future of our next generation.

Gathering Time: 2:30-2:45pm
Gathering Place: MTR Exit J2, Central Station (next to Chater Garden)

IT Voice will also organize an open forum in January for the IT sector to discuss the proposal in the Government's constitutional reform consultation. Please stay tuned.

Once again, we wish you and your family peace, health and happiness in 2010.

IT Voice*

* Dr Robin Bradbeer, Edmon Chung, Francis Fong, SC Leung, Charles Mok, Prof Joseph Ng, Chester Soong, Dr Joe Yau, Lento Yip, Sang Young