Getting ready for CES (Facebook vs. Upcoming event site test)

Friends of mine are already planning out their CES trips. Ryan Block at Engadget told me their planning is already well underway. I think they brought a dozen people last time, they always do the best coverage — in the BlogHaus we displayed their posts, along with tons of others from around the blogging world on screens there — I keep Engadget and Gizmodo loading on my cell phone so I always know what the best stuff is that’s happening at CES. Nice that this year Apple’s Macworld will happen a week later so Steve Jobs can’t take our attention away from the gadgets this year. Heh.

Anyway, Retrevo, the consumer electronics search engine folks, are already signed up with me to do a series of video shows from the show floor. Steve Broback and crew are planning a blogger party again. And Seagate/PodTech are hosting the CES BlogHaus again.

Speaking of BlogHaus, this year we’re going to have the same rocking bandwidth we had last year (Ben Higginbotham of Technology Evangelist said that we were a lifesaver last year because the Internet connection in their rooms wasn’t fast enough to get their videos up).

Also speaking of BlogHaus, this was a fun chance for me to run a little test and see which event service has more geeks on it.

I’d heard that more geeks were on Facebook than on other event sites, so I wanted to do a little test to check out that little theory.

Facebook BlogHaus vs. Upcoming.org BlogHaus.

So far Upcoming has WAY MORE geeks than Facebook does. And people wonder why I praise Upcoming.org so often…

Anyway, are you going to CES? Why don’t you join us in the BlogHaus?

Comments

  1. I thought the Gearlive Team did a great job at last years CES.

    I went to the CES Event in NYC yesterday, CNBC is going to be all-over CES this year.

    CES is also going to host two Blogger Spaces, the Press Room isn’t big enough to hold us all….

  2. I thought the Gearlive Team did a great job at last years CES.

    I went to the CES Event in NYC yesterday, CNBC is going to be all-over CES this year.

    CES is also going to host two Blogger Spaces, the Press Room isn’t big enough to hold us all….

  3. In between hitting the CES showfloor and attending BlogHaus, stop by the two blogger lounges at CES. One is in the Sands/Venetian in Galileo 901 and the second is off the South Hall in the LVCC, in rooms S201-205. Please visit ces.blogs.com for more details.

  4. In between hitting the CES showfloor and attending BlogHaus, stop by the two blogger lounges at CES. One is in the Sands/Venetian in Galileo 901 and the second is off the South Hall in the LVCC, in rooms S201-205. Please visit ces.blogs.com for more details.

  5. Scoble – the stage 2 crew will definitely make our best efforts to come by this year. But as you know, work trumps haus… ;)

  6. Scoble – the stage 2 crew will definitely make our best efforts to come by this year. But as you know, work trumps haus… ;)

  7. It would be nice if there was an easy way to search for events by date and location on upcoming.org. For example, I’m planning a trip to Silicon Valley (end of January), and in the process of trying to figure out what to see I thought I would see if there are any big conventions that would be fun to go to.

    Is there any place on the site to do this? What other website is filling this niche?

  8. It would be nice if there was an easy way to search for events by date and location on upcoming.org. For example, I’m planning a trip to Silicon Valley (end of January), and in the process of trying to figure out what to see I thought I would see if there are any big conventions that would be fun to go to.

    Is there any place on the site to do this? What other website is filling this niche?