Monthly Archives: January 2013

Join @GuyKawasaki for a Google+ Hangout to learn how to use Google+ to build a platform Feb. 1 at 12p CT

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UPDATE: Here’s the complete Hangout from Guy’s contribution to the Google+ PR Community:

Mark your calendars! Friday, February 1, at 12 noon CT (1p ET), Guy Kawasaki is hosting a special Google+ Hangout for members of the Google+ PR Community.

I’m giving away six (6) featured guest spots to be on air with Guy Kawasaki during his Google+ Hangout on Using Google+ to Build a Platform tomorrow.

You’ll have the opportunity to see him face-to-face and ask him questions directly following his presentation. Of course, everyone is welcome to watch the Hangout live, right here.

How can you get one of the six spots? Enter right here now through February 1, at midnight:

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Winners will be notified tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. PT via email with instructions.

Anyone can view the Hangout live, on air via YouTube at


10 things you should know about social and tech this week

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Time for your FAVE recap and mine… It’s what’s hot in tech and social.



Listen, I know you’re busy. When I first started this blog I considered making the tagline, “Putting in the man hours so you don’t have to.” I enjoy doing this research and I want to make it as easy as possible for you to always be in-the-know on all things social. If you read nothing else this week, this run down will keep your social and tech IQ above the rest. Rest easy, busy one, I’ve got your back.

Go ahead and copy and paste your favorite links and send them to your boss, co-workers, peers. They’ll remember (in case they forgot) what a rockstar you are. (Or you can always forward a copy of this post.)

  1. Pinterest is updating it’s look. No, really. They are.
  2. RIM wil forever be known at Blackberry. That’s right. They officially changed their name.
  3. Millennials are spending more and more time online25 hours per week.
  4. In the first 13 weeks of 2013, Apple sold 47.8 million iPhones and 22.9 million iPads. Cha-ching.
  5. How many photos are shared on Instagram? 40 million photos a day. Say cheese. :)
  6. Sick of Gangman Style yet? Regardless, Psy is making bank from YouTube. He’s earned $8 million from the video sharing site alone.
  7. Social TV is here. 4 out of 10 Americans now say they have their TV connected to the internet.
  8. If you want to download your entire Twitter archive, then you can.
  9. Twitter + Vine Crashlytics = News
  10. The unauthorized unlocking your iPhone in the U.Sis absolutely illegal. Ouch!

My fireside chat with Cox Communications President Pat Esser about the future of TV

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It’s not everyday you get to sit down and chat with the president of one of the largest cable companies in the world. Luckily, this year’s CES afforded me that very opportunity with Pat Esser, President of Cox Communications. We talked about:

  • The latest innovations on television on both the primary and secondary screens;
  • Their partnership with Cisco and the new technology they’re releasing shortly; and
  • A new second screen experience with the launch of an iOS app unlike anything else in the market.
Enjoy this sneak peek and personal interview with Pat.

One of my favorite parts about #2013CES? Learning about #personalTV and chatting it up with #Panasonic

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As part of my official Cox Communications’ CES Social Correspondent duties I had the opportunity to jump on stage at Panasonic’s Live@CES stage. Hosted by the uber smart and talented Cali Lewis (@calilewis) and joined by panel guest Amber Osborne (@missdestructo), we talked CES, women in tech and our favorite innovations. My favorite part about CES was learning more about the future of television from Cox and Cisco and just how personal it’s becoming. Here’s a clip from the interview where I share my thoughts on the personalization, synchronization and socialization of TV:


You can watch the interview in its entirety, here:

Here’s what people were looking forward to just prior to the opening of #2013CES

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For the past few days I’ve had the privilege of serving as entertainment services provider Cox Communications social correspondent at the 2013 CES. TV is everywhere at CES.  And it’s right on par. Nielsen says that Americans are actually watching more TV than ever – about 34 hours per week, in fact. Whoa! Later this week I’ll share more insights about the personal TV experience, but for now, here what people were most looking forward to at CES:

Putting in the man hours at #CES, so you don’t have to

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The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) sets the stage for “what’s next” in the consumer electronics world. And, I’m going to be on the ground floor. Think of me as your personal CES attendant.

I get to take attending CES up a notch. This year I’m privileged to partner with, third-largest cable entertainment and broadband services provider in the country, Cox Communications as their Social Correspondent and Ambassador. I’ll be like your personal CES attendant, sharing the best finds from the exhibit hall via daily video recaps, Twitter, Facebook and my #CES Pinterest Board. It’s my job over the course of the show to share all my “fave” finds. From innovations like flexible screens to the craziest smartphone cases, I’m in for the long haul.

Do you know of a booth I simply MUST stop by? Leave a comment here or text me at 224.789.8314 with the details. My camera crew and I are narrowing down our plan of attack.

I also have it on good authority that Cox Communications plans to announce their latest innovations in consumer video during the show. And, as part of my  ”official ambassador duties,” I’ll sit down with Cox Communications president Pat Esser, to get the scoop for you. (I’ll share interview details via an update to this post.)

One more thing…

You’re invited to virtually get in the #CES mix via a live Twitter chat with Cox and Cisco executives on Tuesday, January 8, from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM PST. I will be your friendly moderator and we’ll discuss #2013CES trends in social television and consumer electronics. Use hashtag #CoxTV and follow @PRsarahevans and @Cox_PR.