August 24, 2010

Discounts for SES Hong Kong

Search Engine Strategies ("SES"), the world-renowned conference on search and social marketing, is coming to Hong Kong on September 13 and 14th, 2010!

Organized and programmed by the SES Advisory Board and, the conference will be packed with sessions covering PPC management, keyword research, SEO, social media, local, mobile, link building, duplicate content, multiple site issues, video optimization and usability, plus networking events, parties and more.

We've negotiated a special discount rate for our members of 25% off (Sorry, the correct discount is 30% off, even better!). So instead of paying the regular US$995 for the 2-day conference, you'll pay US$746.25. Book your tickets now by visiting and entering the code, "SESWW2", in the booking form.

Incisive Events, the owners of SESHK, are also generously sponsoring the top prize (a free delegate pass worth US$746.25!) at tomorrow's Web Wednesday social mixer so do come along to mix with the local Digerati, Searcharati, Twitterati and Social Media Gurus.

You can also follow SESHK on Facebook or Twitter (@sesconf_asia). The event hashtag is "#seshk", track it here. A first for a conference in Asia - a list of the speakers active on Twitter. I'm sure there will be plenty more firsts at this event.

I'll be moderating a panel on "Search & Social Games Goes Mobile" at 12:10 on Tuesday 14th. See the full agenda here.

August 11, 2010

Next Social Mixer on 25th August - Data Privacy

Calling All Asia Digerati,

Apologies for the last minute notice but I've had to postpone this month's gathering until Wednesday 25th August.

It'll be worth the the topic is "Data Privacy - does it really exist on the Internet?"

Our guest speaker will be Charles Mok, outspoken advocate of data privacy, well-known local internet entrepreneur and founder of the HK Internet Service Providers Association.

Read more about Charles on Wikipedia in English or Chinese. Read his blog - (mostly in Chinese) or follow him across the internet on Twitter, Facebook, SlideShare, YouTube and Flickr. That's not the half of it, you can also find him on Sina Blogs ( and Sina Weibo (, where has more 19,500 fans!

I'm working on another guest who will add some gun-powder to the evening so keep your Facebook eyes open.

See you on 25th August! Sign up on Facebook so we know you're coming.

Napoleon Biggs
Founder & Host - Web Wednesday

August 3, 2010

StartUp Saturday HK - Aug 7

Just when you thought that the web had run out of alliterations, along comes "StartUp Saturday", Hong Kong's answer to the TechCrunch 50. This first-time event is already over-subscribed but, if you've got a great new idea, why not turn up?

Casey and his clan have done a great job with this event and recruited a fine selection of successful local ex-start-ups as speakers and budding entrepreneurs to showcase at the event in Cyberport on Saturday 7th August 2010.

If you want to network before or after you get there - or simply listen and learn -you can chase these entrepreneurial types down on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and their Posterous blog.

Casey has also started work on a list of local technology start-ups.

Synovate Survey - My life is my phone

Latest report from Synovate on Asian Youth's fondness for the phones. See extract here.

August 1, 2010

Photos - Social Mixer V38.0

Thanks for all you 140 fearless members of the Web Wednesday community in Hong Kong who battled the elements (black rainstorm warning) to join us for our 38th social mixer and interview with Christian Cadeo from AdMob. As a reward, here are some great photos taken by PJ Hau (email: or call +852 9779 7024).

If you have some photos that you'd like to add to the community, feel free to upload them either on Flickr ( or Facebook (