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Meetup on Community Engagement Tomorrow

June 28th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Events, Social Media, Technology, The Web

If you build it, will they come? Today, the technology needed to create an online social network can be found anywhere, but filling it with an active, loyal community still takes something special. Tomorrow, I’m honored to say I’ll be moderating a conversation about “Community Engagement on the Web.” We’ll talk with the people behind […]

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Social Media in Focus

April 27th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Hawaii, Social Media, The Web

Local businesses that want to better understand the benefits and potential risks of social media now have two new resources available to them. Companies that need a basic primer can now turn to a new guide released last week by a Honolulu staffing firm. And those who’d like to explore more advanced topics in person […]

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Where Are You?

November 2nd, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Gadgets, Social Media, Technology

“Where are you?” is the next “What are you doing?” Twitter has built a game-changing tool based on the latter question, launching the era of the “statusphere” and the “real-time web.”  But when it comes to predicting paradigm shifts, my money is on ubiquitous (and perhaps unavoidable) geolocation. It’s literally a whole new dimension of […]

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Behind the So Much More Hawaii Blogger Tour

June 2nd, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Blogs, Business, Hawaii, People, Social Media, The Web

Tourism in Hawaii, like tourism worldwide, is down. The mainstream media is fading. Meanwhile, social networking and social media are on the rise, and people are looking for fresh voices and hungry for different experiences. As I reported last week, the Hawaii Tourism Authority launched the “So Much More Hawaii” blogger tour, an experiment to […]

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The Bloggers are Coming

May 20th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 13 Comments · Blogs, Events, Hawaii, People, Social Media, The Web

A group of bloggers and vloggers will be touring Hawaii next week as part of a “social media tour,” as local visitor industry officials reach beyond the mainstream to spread the word about Hawaii travel. It’s been dubbed the “So Much More Hawaii” tour, and it will include visits to Oahu (May 27 & June […]

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Mufi Hanneman: How Not to Engage on Twitter

April 13th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 12 Comments · Hawaii, Politics, Social Media, The Web

From the heady, shaky days of Howard Dean to the triumphant ascent of Pres. Barack Obama, there’s no question that the web is a vital tool for organizing and fundraising. Social networks have turned the grassroots into netroots. If you’re running for office today, you need to have “presence.” You better be on Facebook. And […]

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Abercrombie Announces Gubernatorial Run Online

March 7th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Hawaii, People, Politics, Social Media, The Web

Hawaii Rep. Neil Abercrombie is hoping to move from Washington D.C. to Washington Place in Honolulu, today making official his long-anticipated run for governor. True, it was the worst-kept secret in local politics (I blogged it as a sure-thing in November, and I was late then!), and every media outlet had the story yesterday (after […]

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Honolulu Twestival Raises Over $7,000

February 13th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 9 Comments · Events, Hawaii, Social Media, The Web

The Honolulu Twestival was yesterday. I was one of the organizers. It figures that after I implored everyone to help publicize it, the event is over by the time I mention it for the first time here.  But where I fell short, many others excelled, and the evening was a fantastic success.  Our goal was […]

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A Few Good Hawaii Blogs

December 2nd, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 15 Comments · Blogs, People, Social Media, Technology, The Web

Blogs.com is built to showcase “the best in blogs,” and the wonderful folks at Six Apart (who are also behind TypePad and Movable Type) have been building a fantastic collection of reviews and links.  One of their key features are “Top Ten Lists,” which have been compiled by dozens of notable bloggers and blog readers […]

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Local Web 2.0 Outfits On Tap

November 25th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Business, Events, People, Social Media, Technology

The Hawaii Science & Technology Council will present “Web 2.0: Local Internet Ventures with Global Reach” on Friday, Dec. 12. Representatives from three local web companies will talk about their entries into the social media space: Rob Farrow from Chi.mp, an online identity management platform. Lorenz Sell from Blue Lava Technologies, creators of the iLovePhotos […]

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