I won a global social media competition and will be flown to Social Media Week in New York!?

I can barely believe it… I made a really 15 second video for a global social media competition called #SMWreporter, and I won it!!!! I’m one of three winners from countries all over, and we will all be flying to the US for Social Media Week New York, 17-21 Feb 2014. Such an honour!!!

One of the winners is a lovely girl Hum, who I actually stalked all over social media because I absolutely loved her creative video submission. She’s completely the sort of personality that I know I will completely be in sync with. I can’t wait to meet her and she’ll be flying in from Toronto.

The third winner is Anthony, a talented and good looking chap – He speaks with swag, hosts TV shows and is part of the MTV Voices programme in the US.

The competition description was to make a simple and short video, to show why you should be picked as the winner for Social Media Week. I tried to film a few more complicated ideas and trans-media stories, but ended up filming this concept instead. I knew I could make good quality and authentic video content that would show social media in a fun way, which was probably what the company wants. (I don’t have many skills, but I know I got this pat down!) However, I was really embarrassed to show my personality at first – what if everyone thinks I look stupid (I obviously do)?! But hey, screw it. I’ve regularly attended Social Media Week in Singapore to learn more about the industry, and a trip to New York for an event that I’m passionate about is worth any risk of embarrassment.

HUGE thanks to all of you who watched and enjoyed the video, so glad that none of you laughed too hard! Ok, you probably did, but it’s fine! This is the furthest place that my blog has ever taken me, and I would have never in my wildest dreams ever thought I could come this far.

Your support on my Facebook posts, Twitter updates, Instagram stories and blogposts here have been the reason why I am still writing and getting somewhat recognition for it. Love You Wrong Time honestly wouldn’t be what it is without you guys. Shoutout to Hikaruchiou, Colin, Privefleur, Peter Squidg, Bboy rice and so many more of you guys who are always showing me love online! I’ve always been very interested in creating video content and this incredible win has given me more confidence to explore this medium. f I start making more silly videos and playing with pink feathered costumes, please know that it is completely your fault…!

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LINK TO THIS INSTAGRAM VIDEO HERE.

EXCITING UPDATE: I will be shifting to a .com very soon and I’m really excited to show you the stunning design that my creative team and I have been working so hard on for almost a year. My own company website will be launched soon too, and I’m going to also prepare and print new namecards for the endless learning and networking I want to achieve in New York. Bring it on!

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As I always say, the dream is for free – the hustle sold separately.

Thanks again to you amazing lovergirls and loverguys for believing in me and being a part of this exciting Loveyouwrongtime journey.

And my Facebook Fascination continues into 2011

Catching up on some industry news – this is part of what feeds my daily Microsoft Outlook inbox and my growing curiosity with social media today.

Facebook to challenge Google dominance

Notable quotes from the article:

“I refer to Facebook as the second internet, maybe more valuable than the first because we’re all interconnected on it,” Kerner told AFP.

“Social media is an increasingly important part of how you reach people and it’s a growing part of every marketer’s budget,” he said.

“The idea is you do not want to fight Facebook, you want to embrace Facebook and leverage Facebook because this is where people are going to spend increasing amounts of time,” he said.

For some internet watchers like Kerner, Facebook is constructing a parallel network built around the interactions of its more than 500 million members.

GOOGLE VS FACEBOOK

“They’ve become competitive in some areas, but it’s not that Facebook has grown at Google’s expense or that Facebook is growing and Google is shrinking,” said Danny Sullivan, editor of technology blog SearchEngineLand.com.

“Google is not going away,” agreed Kerner. “Google, in fact, I think is going to benefit from the emergence of social media.

“Because what it’s doing is it’s driving people to spend more time online and when you’re spending more time online, you end up doing more searches,” he said.

“Where they’ve really been encroaching on each other more is in the display space,” Sullivan said. “Facebook has a lot of people who buy display advertising. Google wants to sell more display advertising.”
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How is Google going to compete with Facebook?
“New Social Network On The Block – Google ME”

Up until now, Google has had a hard time breaking into the social media landscape. They have had various attempts over the years, and although they have acquired a couple of the big players in the industry (Blogger and Youtube), they have yet to produce a successful social media platform of their own. However, there has been a lot of speculation recently that they will soon reveal “Google Me” as a social media experience to rival Facebook. Both Digg founder Kevin Rose and former Facebook CTO Adam D’Angelo have stated that this project is in the works. If successful, this would be huge – the two biggest presences on the web going head to head.

And the timing couldn’t be more perfect for Google. If you remember a few years ago, Myspace was the popular social media place to be. But when people started to complain, saying that it was too crowded and dangerous for teenagers, Facebook stepped up and took advantage of those aspects, effectively creating a platform that incorporated all the good things that Myspace had while leaving out the bad. In a short period of time, Facebook became number one in the industry. And now Google has that same opportunity. Facebook has begun to decline, and general complaints about lack of privacy and that same danger concern have surfaced. If Google capitalizes on these points and creates a newer, better version of social media, they can begin to capture Facebook’s lost market.

*Excerpt from Google Me News, click here or here