Tag your friends in real life

This is going to be fun, although I guess it depends on whether people are going to be shy or sporting.

I’m helping to organise an event called Social Media Breakfast (Singapore franchise) for people who are into social media, web 2.0, blogging, and all that.

The fun part is that we’re borrowing an idea from a cool American guy named Jeff Pulver, who invented what he calls “real-time social tagging”.

It’s kinda like bringing Internet interactivity to real life, which is the opposite of what people have been trying to do for years, that is, bringing real life to the Internet. That makes it highly amusing and entertaining.

Ok, watch this video, in which I attempt to explain how real-time tagging works, but doing a bad job of it because we only had 45 minutes to shop for props and shoot the video, without a storyboard or script.

I left out a lot of things I wanted to say because I just couldn’t remember everything on the spot. So, if you don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, ask.

The two guys who decided to bring this event to Singapore are Derrick Kwa and Daryl Tay. They bumped into each other on the net several weeks back and found a common purpose. Funny thing is they will probably be meeting in person for the first time at the very event which they are co-organising. Hahaha!

By the way, everyone is invited this Saturday (March 29). You can just drop by, but it’ll help if you inform us beforehand so we can prepare the correct number of breakfasts and tagging toolkits.

Breakfast is not free. But it’ll only be $4 or $5, so don’t be a cheapo! The tagging toolkits are free. Getting to know more like-minded peeps is priceless.

We encourage casual discussions on topics relating to social media, web 2.0 and blogging, although I suppose you could just choose to mingle, get to know people and tag them. Tagging is very much encouraged!

If you’re in Facebook, you can sign up for the event here.

Social Media Breakfast Singapore
March 29, 2008 (Saturday)
9 am — 12:30pm
Frujch @ SMU (Basement 1, School of Information Systems)
50 Stamford Road

See you there!