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December 09, 2009

Traveling Geeks Like Their Gadgets

1147076@N22 We are three days into the Traveling Geeks 09 trip to Paris. Today we are at Le Web watching panels and networking. I am excited to start sharing the interesting information from the last three days, but first I wanted to share some behind the scenes.

The mission (from the about page) of Traveling Geeks is to collaborate with innovators and influencers, and then share that knowledge and insight to a collective global audience through blogging, video, social media tools, traditional media and meet-ups.There are many social media channels to follow the Traveling Geeks including a website, Twitter, Facebook fan page and Flickr pictures.

The geeks on the trip have been using every social media technology possible to cover the events including Twitter, blogging, video and podcasting. Best of all has been the range of gadgets used on Traveling Geeks France 09 including different video cams and a video receiver, WiFi accessories, laptops, netbooks, smartphones, point & shoot cameras and DSLR's with multiple lenses. Because electrical outlets are a must- have for geeks, we all shared the plugs and converters. Of course, the most important feature was Wi-Fi. All the events we had on the trip had Wi-Fi, even if at times we did have challenges logging on. Paris is not only a wired city but also has great 3G coverage. Being a known Twitter-a-holic, I enjoyed using Twitter all over Paris. At least those times when I was not running to and from the Metro.

The hot topics of discussion within the Traveling Geeks were on the different social media platforms, how we each use social media and gadget comparisons including smartphone and DSLR camera lenses.

But what we most enjoyed most was meeting the people and hearing about social media and technology use in Paris. I will share that information on my next post, now back to the conference.

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