Thomas Crampton

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Gadget Heaven in Hong Kong

Jun 22, 2010

Wanchai Computer Centre is Hong Kong’s gadget heaven. Not only do you get a wide range of amazing gadgets, but they are cheap, due to Hong Kong’s tax-free status. Similar in spirit to Tokyo’s Akihabara or Thailand’s Pantip Plaza, Wanchai computer center is one of those unique Asia tech bazaars. (Sadly Taipei recently moved their

FCC Charity Ball: Creedence Clearwater Revisited

May 10, 2010

FCC Charity Ball: Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Tickets are now going on sale for the 9th annual Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club Charity Ball, taking place on October 9. (Disclosure: I am a co-chair of this event that raises money for the children of the Po Leung Kuk Orphanage) This year we have a New Orleans theme with great tunes coming from

Sustainable Models for News Media

Apr 27, 2010

Attending Hong Kong University’s International Media Conference today. Below are some snippets from a panel I took part in on the sustainable models for journalism. (We did not find the answer). Impressive team from HKU has been throwing up multimedia as it happens. Behind the team has been Diane Stormont using Cover it Live as

Job: Hong Kong-based Researcher for IHT

Mar 22, 2010

The International Herald Tribune is seeking a Hong Kong-based librarian/researcher. The ideal candidate should be a native English speaker with proficiency in Mandarin. Other prerequisites are knowledge of digital archive metadata, new media and research experience (Nexis, Factiva, etc.). Attention to detail, accuracy and an ability to work autonomously in a deadline driven environment are

Facebook Repeatedly Deleting Hong Kong Opposition Groups

Feb 6, 2010

Facebook Repeatedly Deleting Hong Kong Opposition Groups

Today’s South China Morning Post reports how Hong Kong’s political opposition has faced repeated deletion of their Facebook groups. Read the article here (behind paywall), but some key points raised: A Facebook group with 84,298 members formed to oppose the pro-establishment DAB was deleted Kelvin Sit Tak-O, who runs a discussion group that opposes the

Hiking Backpacks Hong Kong

Jan 29, 2010

Ongoing research in search of a decent backpack last updated in January 2011. Please leave your findings in the comments below! Possible shops: RC Outfitters, Pro-Trek, Chamonix, Mountain Equipment, Re:echo, Overlander Most recommended, so far, from friends: Re:Echo Shop 303, 3/F., Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, HK (852) 2367 1131 Overlander Shop 101,

Hong Kong Twestival Supports the FCC Charity Fund

Sep 1, 2009

Hong Kong Twestival Supports the FCC Charity Fund

The Global Twestival, celebration of Twitter, is coming to Hong Kong and I am very pleased to say it is supporting the FCC Charity Fund. A great scholarship and language training program that I have been involved with for 7 years. Here’s the details: Following the success of the first global Twestival on 12th February,

Jobs: TV Producers at Thomson Reuters Hong Kong

Aug 28, 2009

In this era of media cutbacks, nice to see someone hiring! There are 2 producer slots and one administrative assistant slot. TV Producer, Insider, Hong Kong-NEW00000905* Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers

Meet Marko Ahtisaari: Dopplr co-founder and Internet visionary

Jun 21, 2009

Meet Marko Ahtisaari: Dopplr co-founder and Internet visionary

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Marko Ahtisaari will be in Hong Kong tomorrow appearing at an event to discuss Dopplr, his start-up Web 2.0 travel service. Well beyond Dopplr, the philosophy professor-turned Web 2.0-er has long been at the leading edge of thinking about digital. Marko Ahtisaari has worked previously as Director

Amazing Job: Social Media Internship at Ogilvy

May 4, 2009

Amazing Job: Social Media Internship at Ogilvy

For the first time, I am actually posting a job ad on my blog for myself. In my role as Asia-Pacific Director of 360 Digital Influence at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, I work with a team stretching across 24 cities in 15 Asian territories. Our already strong team aims to be the undisputed leader for

Videos: Matt Mullenweg interviewed at AmCham Hong Kong

Apr 8, 2009

For three days running – Sunday, Monday and Tuesday – I moderated question and answer sessions with WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg during his visit to Hong Kong. By the time we got to the AmCham yesterday, we had our act down fairly smooth and fortunately Hong Kong video production company APV was there to record

6 sites recommended by WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg

Apr 5, 2009

6 sites recommended by WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg

At yesterday’s WordCamp in Hong Kong I had the pleasure of interviewing founder Matt Mullenweg about blogs, blogging and how he came to found one of the world’s largest blog-hosting companies. ( is the open source blog and is one of Matt’s companies) While it was difficult to take notes while interviewing Matt,

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