ONN – CES 2020 Las Vegas Flashback: Robert Scoble’s Flashing Facebook “Like” Hat At CES 2015
Atlanta – Robert Scoble is arguably the first well-known tech blogger. From the perch that is his blog Scobleizer, Robert has presented to us the World of next. Smartphones. Smartglasses. VR. Robert was using it before the rest of us – still is.
As Zennie62Media approaches its 10th straight year of coverage of the event by the Consumer Technology Association, it’s time to celebrate by re-distributing some of the many moments from CES Las Vegas past, from Zennie Abraham’s perspective. That can’t be done without including Mr. Scoble.
Here, Robert arrived to a CES Las Vegas cocktail party event (produced by mutual friend Steve Brobeck) featuring the unveiling of the Chevy Volt and General Motors Electric Cars, with a large hat that lit up when he moved his head a certain way.
Upon closer inspection, it was an illuminated “Like” button photo, replicating the famous Facebook device of the same name. It was Robert taking the two-dimensional social media world and bringing it into our four-dimensional reality, as much to laugh, as to ponder.
As I wrote then “This is one of Scoble’s crazier tech props! It lights up! Robert has more to add in the video. Click and watch.
CES Las Vegas 2020 in January 5th – January 11th 2020. Follow Zennie62 on Twitter and subscribe to Zennie62 on YouTube for a unique vlog-based view of CES Las Vegas.
Note from Oakland News Now Technical: this video-blog post shows the full and live operation of the latest updated version of an experimental Zennie62Media mobile media video-blogging system network that was launched June 2018. The main system is a major part of Zennie62Media’s new and innovative approach to the production of news media. There, an uploaded video is from a vlogger with the Zennie62 on YouTube Partner Channel, then uploaded to and formatted automatically at the Oakland News Now site and Zennie62-owned social media pages. This part allows rapid conversion of YouTube videos from any source channel (with permission and from Zennie62 on YouTube) to Oakland News Now blog posts. The overall objective is smartphone-enabled, real-time, on the scene reporting of news, interviews, observations, and happenings anywhere in the World and within seconds and not hours. Now, news is reported with a smartphone: no heavy and expensive cameras or even a laptop are necessary. The secondary objective is faster, and very inexpensive media production and distribution. We have found there is a disconnect between post length and time to product and revenue generated. With this, the problem is far less, though by no means solved. Zennie62Media is constantly working to improve the system network coding and seeks interested content and media technology partners.
Zennie Abraham is the CEO of Zennie62Media