Arigato from Japan

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Japan, China and Mongolia picture video

Check out my buddy, James A. Foley‘s video An Asian Winter, it’s his pictures from Japan, China and Mongolia.  Well done and pretty cool if you ask me.

Social Media Revolution Statistics in Video

“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it,” says Erik Qualman, the man behind Socialnomics has released another video that I came across while perusing the social media section of Mashable.  It has some pretty crazy statistics about social media.

One of the sadder facts I took from the video is that Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears have more Twitter followers than the entire populations of Sweden, Israel, Greece, Chile, North Korea and Australia.  That to me is slightly upsetting.  That those three people hold that much influence.  But there are quite a few interesting facts, like that 3 of every 5 gay couples meet online, online gamers will buy more than 6 billion in virtual goods by 2013 and that the Ford Explorer Launch on Facebook generated more traffic than a Super Bowl ad.  Check out the video below, try not to be inspired and awestruck by the Lion King-esque singing and drumming.  SIMBA!!

Homecoming

As I said last weekend, I’ve made the trek home for this week and because of that I haven’t been posting as regularly as I’d like to.   There have been some big earthquakes in the last little while everything has remained calm, which is great.

JETs and foreigners in Fukushima have been doing some great work and my facebook feed is littered with groups from different cities, putting up pictures of what they’re doing to help.  As well, Quakebook has been doing very well on Amazon, which is also a great thing.  There’s a video below to promote it.

#quakebook featuring Scala & Kolacny Brothers and Kings of Leon from Quakebook on Vimeo.

You can read the making of the video here.

I hope that everyone in Japan knows that the rest of the world is very much behind this.  I think while everything was happening, I was very fixated on the media but once you get out into the world you find that Japan is staring you in the face.  On an hour drive to Guelph yesterday I saw 4 Japanese flags flying alongside the obligatory Canadian and American ones.  At the beer store I was asked if I’d like to donate to the Red Cross to support Japan and at the mall I bought a t-shirt to help the relief effort.

Any Canadians out there that want to be trendy check this out.  I’m proud of everyone in Fukushima and the people outside of it that are still working to help, even if it’s only through buying a t-shirt, every little bit helps.

I still haven’t been able to buy Quakebook because I want a solid amount of time to sit down and read it.  Please get a copy and tell me how my story is.  LOL.

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