Win a Seagate FreeAgent|Theater HD on Twitter and friendfeed

Want to be one of the first to try out the Seagate FreeAgent|Theater HD media player device? It comes out in March, but you can win one today. Here’s the first way to win:

How: Be one of the first 10 people to meet me at the Seagate meeting room on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 1 p.m. PT. Bring a business card or contact info so we know where to ship your prize. You must be a member of Twitter or friendfeed.
What do I win?: You’ll be the first to get a new FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player when the product ships in March. It’s your chance to enjoy digital media on your TV with a cool product that won a CES 2009 Innovations Award.
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 4, Room S215-S216

“But, Scoble, I can’t go to CES.”

Well, there’s a second way to win:

Be the one to tell the winner about the contest. “Huh?” Well, if you retweet my Twitter message and the person who shows up tomorrow says that they learned about the contest from you, you win the device too.

We did this earlier in the year where we gave away a bunch of hard drives. One of the winners lived in India. So, this is a world-wide contest. Just retweet this blog post around. See you tomorrow!

This is one contest I don't care if I lose

Go help Kara Swisher win. She runs the “D Conference” and deserves to win just because she used one of my naked pictures. 🙂

Or, go help Fred Wilson win. He’s a famous VC and he should win hands down, like he did last year.

Why don’t I care if I lose?

Because this “DonorsChoose program” is a contest to raise money for classroom supplies and other things that help kids out. Fortune blogs has the details.

I am starting out with $100. I think I’ll split it between Kara and Fred — it’ll brighten Kara’s day to beat me too, so I’ll get a double-dose of fun by doing that. So, help me lose this contest and help the kids win!

Use Twitter or FriendFeed and win a new Seagate Drive

Disclaimer: Seagate is one of my sponsors and this post is part of that sponsorship.

Next week Seagate will announce some new hard drives on Tuesday — they are pretty cool drives, I got a preview under embargo that’ll run on Tuesday, September 16th 2008, on FastCompanyTV. Bill Watkins, CEO, will ring the bell at NASDAQ. But here’s a way you can win one of these new drives by doing nothing but using FriendFeed or Twitter.

On Tuesday at noon Eastern I’ll be standing by the Kodak sign in New York City’s Times Square (on side of Marriott Marquis hotel). I’ll have 20 drives. First 20 people to show me what Twitter or FriendFeed account they learned about the contest from will win a drive. So that’s one way you’ll win a drive, but that requires you to be in Times Square on Tuesday at noon. Not that easy for most of you.

But, not only will those 20 people win drives, but the 20 people who they learned about the contest from will also win a drive (we’ll send those to you).

All you need to do is Twitter or FriendFeed about the contest, tell your friends who’ll be in New York on Tuesday to come by and pick up a drive and you’ll win a drive too (these are cool drives, by the way, more about them on Tuesday).

Oh, and what happens if one of the 20 say they learned about the contest from me? Well, we’ll put that drive in a pool and randomly give it away to someone who Twittered or FriendFeeded about it.

Why only Twitter or FriendFeed? Because they both have great search engines that we can use to track your Tweets or FF items.

Make sure you include the word “Seagate” in your post. Also, yes, lawyers are involved and Seagate will have some rules and regulations up shortly and I’ll link to those on Monday.

Some ideas to help you win? If you have friends in NYC, make sure they know about the contest. Blog about your Tweet/FF item. Digg your Tweet/FF. Email your Tweet/FF around.

Any questions?