"Spend less time being interesting and more time being interested in people and the world" - Shira

Hosting "The Tastemaker"- The Latest Social Media Competition

I've always wanted to host a reality competition and now I've been given the opportunity to blend all my passions--hosting, tech and social media into one fun show. The Tastemaker launched last week (here's the Tubefilter article about it), with 12 episodes running through October 21st and new one's airing every Monday and Thursday. I like to describe it as The Apprentice for social media. We have 6 contestants, which will be weeded down to the winner who will win The Tastemaker title and $10,000 dollars. Each task is judged by our 2 great judges--Kelly Perdew (winner of The Apprentice Season 2) and Stefanie Michaels (@adventuregirl on Twitter with over 1 million followers). Be sure to check it out at TASTEMAKER.MSN.COM to watch, follow the competition and vote for your favorite contestant.

Also, if you're in LA it's Social Media Week this entire week. The Tastemaker is hosting the opening and closing night parties, so be sure to RSVP for a fun evening celebrating all things social media and to schmooze with me and the contestants.