by Brian Solis
If you’re bloger, vlogger, or a podcaster, the place to be at CES was Podtech’s Bloghaus at the Bellagio. Sponsored by Seagate, Bloghaus was open 24 hours everyday during the show, which served as a clubhouse, media center, gaming room, broadcast studio, ultra lounge and bar.
Traditional press have their press room at the convention center, we have the Bloghaus.
The Infamous Acer Ferraris
Bloghaus was a real-life meme, with conversations sparking discussions, which all ended up online, sparking dialogue around the world. It was truly something to behold.
Robert Scoble and Seagate CEO, Bill Watkins thank the crowd
PR2.0’s Alison McNeill with Thomas Hawk
Sarah Meyers Interviews Scoble for bub.blicio.us
I carved out time on Monday and Tuesday to engage in the conversations – sans Macbook. I wanted to spend more time talking and meeting people than blogging. CES only comes around once a year, and while I see many of these folks at the everyday Web 2.0 events back in Silicon Valley, Bloghaus also attracted citizen media from around the world.
The Game Room
Jeff Pulver, Kristopher Tate, Irina Slutsky
It was almost like attending Podtech’s Vloggies, as the room was filled online celebrities and influencers day in and day out. It also crossed the culture and generation gaps by attracting artists, such as Nerd Core, Samantha Murphy, Mickey Rooney’s son and voice impression extraordinaire, Jimmy, hot models, and the Gen Y audience they all attracted.
Samantha Murphy, Photo Credit: Jeremiah Owyang
Photo Credit: Jeremiah Owyang
Photo Credit: Jeremiah Owyang
NerdCore, Photo Credit: Jeremiah Owyang
Those I had the opportunity to catch up with include: Steve Gilmour, Jeff Pulver, LaLa from TikiBarTV, Robert Scoble, Jeremy Pepper, Jeremiah Owyang, Liza and Michelle of Travelistic, John and Lisa Furrier, Irina Slutsky, Jason Fields from Snap, Nick from Diversion Media, Thomas Hawk, Valeriewag, Eddie Codel, Dave Taylor, Gabe Rivera, Ekai, Loren Feldman, Buzz Bruggeman, Kristopher Tate, Teresa-centric. *If I missed your name, it’s only because everything’s a blur right now. Send me an email at pr2point0[at]gmail.com and I’ll get it in there.
Lala from TikiBarTV, Photo Credit: Jeremiah Owyang
Podtech’s John Furrier (the man with the vision) and Brian Solis
Ekai and the ladies from Travelistic
Unfortunately, discussions continue to emerge about how traditional media is threatened, and some even insulted, by the mass invasion of the new Rat Pack aka The Blog Pack at CES (send credit here for that one.)
What’s more important here, is that a few brave, and opportunistic souls representing traditional media made their way to Bloghaus to jump onto the social media express as it shifts the entire media landscape.
Truly, it’s not about traditional media vs. citizen media/social media, it must all be embraced as a new platform for creating and sharing information. CES press room by day, the Bloghaus by night…it’s already happening at a global level.
Engage or die baby!
Megan Sauslbury and Brian Solis, Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk
Brian Solis, Eddie Codel and Sarah Meyers, Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk
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