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TWESTIVAL 2009

On February 12th, Twitter communities from around the world will come together for a Twitter festival- TWESTIVAL! Not only is this going to be an amazing interactive global event, each city that hosts a party will also be raising money for the non-profit charity:water.

I'm excited be involved with the NYC event, which will be bringing together over 1,000 people.

I'm also proud to announce that I'll be auctioning off the HP Laptop Matt Marshall and I used during Ashton Kutcher's 24 Hours at Sundance, which is also signed by Paris Hilton, Michelle Trachtenberg and DJ AM.

Watch the video below from the competition of Paris Hilton signing the laptop:

The laptop will be auctioned off at NYC's Twestival on February 12th.

NYC ADVENTURES

I'm in Patricia Handschiegel's latest Huffington Post Blog : "THE NEW POWER GIRLS: BUSINESS WOMEN RISE FOR THE ULTIMATE NPG-- MICHELLE OBAMA"

I've also been busy making some fun Fox News Channel appearances.

In the Strategy Room with Eric Bolling of Fox Business Network

In the Strategy Room with Eric Bolling of Fox Business Network

I stopped by to hang with Eric Bolling on Foxnews.com's Strategy Room yesterday. Foxnews.com basically goes live online the entire day from this studio with hourly shows- viewers can interact via all our favorite social networking tools. I love this idea! It's where it's all heading and was a blast!

Then it was off to the Waldorf for a quick Oscar nominations hit on Fox Business Network's "Happy Hour".

BE SURE TO SET YOUR TIVO'S FOR TONIGHT- I'LL BE ON FOX NEWS CHANNEL'S CRAZY LATE NIGHT SHOW "RED EYE"

MY TRAVEL BLOG ON JAUNTED...

Check out my Sundance travel blog on Condenet's Jaunted.com

If my schedule hasn't been crazy enough, I'll be heading to Chile next week blogging and vlogging daily for Jaunted! Besides giving you a look at the no-brainer tourist attractions, I'll also be meeting up with local bloggers to check out those current/underground spots you can't find in any travel guide.

The crazier part? I'll be joined by 4 other journalists and the entire trip is going to be documented for an upcoming Travel Channel show, "CONFESSIONS OF A TRAVEL WRITER"!

INTERVIEWING DR. STEPHEN CHU

Good energy with Dr. Stephen Chu at the LinkLive Inaugural Gala

Good energy with Dr. Stephen Chu at the LinkLive Inaugural Gala

Last night, I hosted a 6 hr. livestream from the Link-Live Inaugural Gala at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC. The coolest part was having hundreds of people watching and chatting in live from around the world (UK, Barcelona, Texas, Canada).

Link-Live is a non-profit whose mission is to promote technology that serves humanity. Tons of other great organizations and leaders in the fields of technology, environment and education were also there. The highlight of the entire evening, though, was interviewing the incoming Secretary of Energy, Dr. Stephen Chu.

Video to come...

LIVESTREAMING TODAY FROM INAUGURATION

I'm so proud to be in DC right now and to be hosting a livestream from the LinkLive Inaugural Gala starting 6pm EST. I'll be interviewing notable personalities and giving you a behind the scenes look at this amazing charity celebration. The broadcast is sponsored by Mobilize.org and Ustream.tv.

Click below to watch!

VENTURE BEAT POST

My 24 HOURS AT SUNDANCE teammate and founder of Venturebeat.com, Matt Marshall, wrote a great blog post about our upcoming adventure. READ IT HERE!

24 Hours at Sundance!

At the Premiere of The Deal during Sundance 2008

At the Premiere of The Deal during Sundance 2008

I'll be heading to Sundance tomorrow for the 4th year in a row!! Yep, I'm a Sundance veteran at this point.
But this year is going to be a little different and... awesome!

I'll be one of the competitors/social media mavens, alongside Venture Beat's Matt Marshall, competing in Ashton Kutcher's "24 Hours at Sundance". It's going to be a crazy live-streaming online competition starting Jan 17th at 10AM!!

NOT ONLY WILL YOU BE ABLE TO HELP ME GET THROUGH ALL THE CHALLENGES LIVE VIA MY QIK STREAM- YOU NEED TO VOTE FOR MY TEAM TO WIN!!!

Read more about it here!

LET THE GAMES BEGIN...

I'M GIVING AWAY FREE STUFF!!

I'll be the host/emcee for one of SoCal's biggest tech events, TWIISTUP 5, on February 12, 2009.

Leading up to the event, I'll be announcing free prizes every Monday on TWIISTUP.COM/SHIRA.

In order to be win, you need to post a comment on the site including a creative way of making money during the recession. A winner will be announced every Thursday. So get to it and win some rad free stuff!

MACWORLD!

Yesterday was a blast! I got to go to Macworld and do a very special giveaway with Tuaw.com- one of the most popular unofficial Mac blogs. Above is a pic of me with some of the folks who came out to win some amazing prizes. Also, here's a link to more fun pics from the event.

BACK TO REALITY

I'm finally back in Los Angeles after a 3 country, 4 city holiday tour. It's great to finally be back and I'm definitely ready to take on 2009!

First things first- I'll be heading to Detroit this Friday to host a live hour-long broadcast on Sunday 12/11 for DirecTV Channel 101 from the Volvo conference at the North American International Auto Show. READ THE PRESS RELEASE HERE

Lots of other exciting projects coming up - so keep checking back for more :)

In the meantime, I just stumbled on this video that made me laugh. Who says kids are jaded these days. This proves some still get excited over those- shall we say- modern simplicities in life...