United States versus Japan : A Look at the Differences in Social Media Uptake
November 18, 2010 | United States – Japan Social Media Debate, Tokyo – I am honored to be the American representative on a panel, together with 2 Japanese thought leaders in social media, to discuss the differences in how social business has accelerated in uptake in the United States versus Nippon. Since I speak fluent Japanese, this panel will be presented in Japanese and limited to 40 participants.
This panel is being hosted by Tribal Media House and will be moderated by Takeshi Kato, who works for the famous Japanese social consultancy Looops Communications which was founded by 1 of the top 10 social media thought leaders in Japan, Toru Saito.
Joining me on the panel will be Hayato Ikeda, also known as the “Japanese Prince of Social Media” and Umeken, who at 17 years old is already a national celebrity as the representative of the “Digital Native” generation as well as leader for the Japan Twitter Society.
If you’ve been an avid reader of my blog, you already know how I’ve written a few blog posts about my perspectives on social business in the Land of the Rising Sun:
- Facebook in Japan: Will It Blend?
- Social Media Etiquette: 6 Important Lessons Learned from One Japanese Company’s Major Twitter Mistake
- Looking for a Job? Only Twitter Applicants Need Apply.
- Twitter in Japan Update 2010 – Statistics, Video and Duck Mouth?
- 6 Proof Points that Japan is Leading the US on Twitter
I am looking forward to taking my understanding of how social business is making inroads overseas in a very different way than here in the United States and what we can learn from that. At the same time, I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience as both a social media keynote speaker as well as social media strategy consultant here in the United States.
To register for the event, please visit the tweetvite website and be on the lookout for a potential Ustream of the event!