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February 15, 2012

Social Media Week 2012 Day #2: New York and London

Let’s check back into Social Media Week 2012. Yesterday we brought you all the Nokia Connects action on the ground in Hong Kong, Singapore and San Francisco. Today though we want to draw your attention to activities taking place in New York and London. Head to the bottom of the post for an exclusive Nokia Connects podcast!

I’ve got so much to tell you about. Here is a summary of what we’ve been up to….

New York #SMWNY

We kicked off our New York activity inside a top secret hidden room! At the opening party of #SMWNY we built a secret room disguised as the exclusive Greenwich Village Country Club. To gain access you had to check-in on Foursquare and enter through the mysterious golf themed trophy case, once inside we put on a mobile magic show for all the secret club members.

Did you catch the magic show? Let us know @Nokia_Connects. Do you remember we told you about the free Nokia Connects cab waiting to take people around London for #SMWLDN on Monday? Well this activity is also taking place in the Big Apple! We’ve already helped lots of people move from the A to Z of #SMWNY without asking them to pay a dime…

As if that wasn’t enough, here is one final piece of news from #SMWNY. We launched the Agora Social Visualizer! Our new internal social media monitoring system (photo featured at the very top of this post). If you are confused about what Agora is, or what it does, then head here for a video that explains all.

London #SMWLDN

Social Media Week can be a physically challenging task sometimes, all that sitting down can really play havoc on your body! We were tweeted from #SMWLDN by a certain Glenn Le Santo, now Glenn loves to see as much as possible at SMW but he was starting to feel a little uncomfortable in the process! We’ve all been there, that moment when our Gluteus Maximus decides to go to sleep. So pro-actively we did something about it….

Who says we don’t look after you? Our love for the community in London didn’t end there, we’re still offering free taxis around town so make sure you tweet #SMWLDN #NokiaConnects and let us know where you would like to go. Sophie Brendel did exactly that before the opening SMW party in London:

We’ve got something a little special to tell you about now. If you weren’t in London for the start of SMW then you might just want to hit play on this podcast, we’ve covered everything Nokia and #SMWLDN:

If you didn’t press play, or you just can’t listen right now then this is exactly what ‘Nokia Connects Live – Social Media Week Episode 1’ contains:

* Toby Daniels – Founder of Social Media Week talks about its origins and what Social Media Week is

* Craig Hepburn – Global Head of Social Media for Nokia talks about Nokia’s involvement in SMW

* A chat with Sam Michel and Francesca Heath / Chinwag – Organisers of Social Media Week London

* Daphne and Martin – participants of ‘Can Man Live on Social Media Alone’ talk us through the big task

We were down at the Design Council today for the Nokia Social Innovation Lab so stay in touch with us for a report on what exactly happened. That’s it for day two, see you tomorrow with episode #2 of the Nokia Connects podcast!

Please let me know if you see anything you would like us to talk about from #SMW12 around the globe – you know the routine, drop us a tweet @Nokia_Connects or leave a comment below.

Have a great Wednesday and make sure you’re sitting comfortably at all the SMW events around the world….