The Wikipedia/Wikimedia Mumbai meetup is a get-together of wikipedians /wikimedians (contributors and users) to meet up, discuss, share experiences, reach out and advocate for wikipedia and wikimedia. Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia will be attending and is eager to hear from the local community.
There will be a Community meetup at 6 PM IST today evening in Mumbai followed by a Public talk from 6:30 PM IST. Business Blogging CEO Kiruba Shankar will also be present at the venue.
Date and Time
The community meetup with Jimmy Wales – 6:00-6:30 PM IST
Public talk by Jimmy Wales – From 6:30 PM IST
Sophia Bhabha Hall (800-seater),
Sophia College Campus,
Bhulabhai Desai Road,
Ford India is currently running a road trip called Ford Figo discover Smart drive, a month long road trip from Chandigarh to Chennai, where in 4 lucky couples are selected to Drive the Figo, one week each.
The event is leveraged effectively online, mainly in Figo’s facebook page and twitter. The road trip has been of great success so far and Figo’s facebook page is looking to double its fan count very soon. Figo’s fanbase was about 8000+ at the beginning of the month and currently nearing 15k level.
We congratulate Ford India for this success and the observation serves as a testimony that offline events can be effectively leveraged online. Figo’s Discover India smart drive has been running lots of contests online, on facebook, orkut and twitter, giving away prizes like Nokia phones and so on, actively engaging the fans, in sync with the road trip happening on the field. October 2010 hasn’t ended yet, so we can expect the number to keep shooting up.
Nokia also leveraged the power of Youtube to show off the phone’s features. Mark Loughran, General Manager, Nokia UK spoke about the product: “The Nokia N8 is a great multitasker, packed with market leading innovations, which include the best picture and video capability available on a smartphone,” but the ability for consumers to see these innovations on YouTube rather than hear about them has been a big plus.
As a result of the social push, the Nokia N8 was the fourth most searched for mobile phone for the week ending 25 September 2010.