Monday August 24, 2009 02:49

Issac Mao and Heonho Oh in BlogTalk

Posted by Channy Yun

I spent the whole summer making good conference, Blog Talk Asia 2009 as I posted before. On temporary retirement from office, I’m studying in Ph.D course in SNU and my lab is organizing this conference too.

Fortunately many people are interested in social web and media, so good talks were proposed to our conference and over 20 excellent talks were chosen from Europe, China, Japan, Australia and Korea. It covers social semantic web, social media and healthcare especially Twitter as a social communication. In Korean social web track, good social products will be presented by Korean major companies including Daum, NHN and Google Korea.

Above all things, we invited two keynote speakers with excellent insights in future of social media.

Dr. Issac Mao is a Chinese blogger, entrepreneur and social media researcher. He is Director of the Social Brain Foundation and a Fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. He interviewed with New York Times and Guardian about criticism against “Chinese Green Dam”. In his talk of “Cloud Intelligence”, he will explore new social ecology – our shared intelligence and our collective future in the cloud.

Mr. Heonho Oh is also famous to found OhMyNews.com, the first online service of citizen journalism. He will talk about its future in innovative period of social media. He is heavy Twitter user in right now and so I contacted him via only Twitter’s direct messages. He accepted speaking via Twitter’s message too.

I know people are hard to journey because of global financial crisis. But, I’m sure that it will be good chance to meet and talk with both academic and industrial people in together. Forget beautiful nature in Jeju and co-located Lift Asia conference. You can enjoy both conferences with 320 USD at a time. If you want to be together, please check out practical informations right now because early bird is until Aug. 26th.

For Chinese, Jeju doesn’t require Korean VISA for temporal visiting and Jeju is one of favorite tour spot in Korea for Japanese. If you have doubt to go or not, please check our global speakers again.

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