Okay, so this is slightly overdue but on 31st May, I was invited to the grand launch of starcount (www.starcount.com) at the prestigious (read: atas) Pangaea at Marina Bay Sands.
starcount is the world’s first and largest global, digital platform for social entertainment charts. It provides the most extensive range of charts on the planet and be the definitive measure of social media popularity for fans, talent, media and brands alike.
Simply put, you want to know who is most popular pop star on the planet currently? Or which is the world's favourite brand? Or the currently most-crazed kids cartoon?
starcount has ranked them all and you can just view the charts at a click of the mouse.
Just how does starcount come up with the all the charts? It aggregates public information from the top 11 global social networks - Facebook, Renren, Twitter, Tencent Weibo, Sina Weibo, YouTube, Youku, mixi, Vkontakte, Google+ and Orkut - to showcase and celebrate the most unique and popular people in the world of social media across all genres.
But what will be truly tantalising are the 2 upcoming social media events next year.
The Social Star Awards will be the most glamorous red carpet affair ever to be staged in Asia. This event will honour and reward the world’s biggest international superstars in social media from a plethora of categories ranging from music, movies, fashion, computer gaming, TV and sports. The inaugural Social Star Awards will take place on the 31st May 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands, and will be telecast globally.
The Singapore Social is a 2-day music extravaganza hosted at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore on the 1st & 2nd of June 2013, hot on the heels of the Social Star Awards. The music festival will feature the top music stars of social media from around the world and will be streamed live on social media feeds and broadcast globally on TV.
And I'm pretty sure you will hear more of it as the dates draw closer.