Ringing in the New Year with Changes to the Sony Blog

by Team Sony 12/27/2007

With the approach of the yearend holidays, the Sony blog elves (in particular, our moderator Jen Peterson) have been busy working on enhancements to this site that will begin in the New Year. One I am particularly excited about is that we’ll be having the five most recent posts come up on the opening blog page. There are several more of them, including changes that we hope will make your visits to the site more convenient and more fun.

With that said, I thought I’d give Jen the opportunity to run them down for you.  Bear in mind that this is just the beginning and I expect to consider more areas for improvement in the months ahead, so please keep those suggestions coming. 

 As you can see, we have made a few changes to the Sony Electronics Blog, making it more user-friendly. The first obvious change is multiple blog posts that are visible on each page. You can flip through the pages and view every blog post since the start of the blog. You can also see all the posts under the archive section, which now has a drop down box showing each post for every month. As you review the previous posts, you can now click the banner on the top which will take you directly back to the home page. On the home page, we have also added an email subscription so each blog post will be sent directly to your email. 

The last thing we have done is create a photo album using the site Flickr. On this photo sharing site, we’ll be adding more photos relating to each post, photos of products, commercials, events and photos taken with various Sony cameras. If you’re on Flickr, I invite you to be our friend and share your photos.

As Rick mentioned, these changes are just the beginning of creating an interactive blog for you, the users. We are listening and taking everything said on the blog into consideration. Let us know what you think, and what you would like to see on the blog, we open to ideas.

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  1. guest_user wrote: December 27, 2007 3:07pm

    Good job guys on the changes! It was starting to become a little bit difficult to navigate through the blog posts and check out comments. The new face does look more user-friendly and is more than welcome! Thanks guys for continuing on improvements here and I look forward to some new CES posts.
    Just an idea for you all: maybe add some videos to certain blog posts, it will help to see what you are going to be talking about or who you are talking to (e.g. mini interview, vid of a concept product or upcoming one, etc.). I would love to see live or recorded CES feeds of your Sony booth and products that you will be revealing since a lot of us cannot attend. Come on Sony, it is something you can do and should be a piece of cake! Thanks in advance.
    Sony Loyal,
    Stan M. aka vaiofreak =)

  2. guest_user wrote: January 2, 2008 11:03pm

    I would like to second everything that Stan M. said – product interview videos and videos and photo tours of your CES booth would be great additions to
    your site.
    Additionally, I think you should add some sort of feedback mechanism in order that we may make product suggestions to your design teams.

    Good luck at CES!

  3. guest_user wrote: January 3, 2008 2:36pm

    Thanks for the input guys,

    We are going to give some of your suggestions a shot during CES. My next post on our plans will be up shortly.

    Happy New Year!

  4. guest_user wrote: January 3, 2008 3:52pm

    hi, happy new year from El Salvador!!
    I just want to know if you Sony guys want to buy my idea about car audio player:
    Create a car audio player with memory(like usb) built it, and create a button to record the music from FM radio. So, the car audio can be used like mp3 player.

    let me know your comments and if you´re interested.thanks.

    William Lopez

  5. guest_user wrote: January 4, 2008 2:53am

    Just discovered this blog. Since you’re redoing things, why not add (like Dell) a forum where we can suggest product ideas and improvements. Can’t hurt, right?

    I’m a big Sony fan (99% of all the electronics I own wear the Sony name) but none of the products are as perfect as I would like. For example, I don’t understand why the DVP-CX995V DVD changer is missing features offered on the earlier DVP-CX875P, such as the Easy Play slot and Disc Flip. (Why?!?) Also, Sony clearly regressed here in terms of remote control design.

    I *hate* Apple and would clearly like Sony to match (and beat) the iPod feature for feature. As it is, Sony so far hasn’t, so I’m probably headed to Creative for my next MP3 player.

    Just some thoughts. Thanks.

  6. guest_user wrote: January 4, 2008 1:23pm

    Welcome James and William,

    We’re going to give your ideas some thought, especially creating a special section on the blog for people’s product comments, suggestions and reviews. That said, many folks are providing that imput anyway under the various blog posts, which is certainly OK with me.

    And James, I’d invite you to check out our latest WMT open standard digital Walkman players. Thanks.

  7. guest_user wrote: January 5, 2008 10:56am

    Hello… hello…

    Idea box is a must have feature/ link in this blog for 2008 (maybe in the form of competition with prize?)

    Just a thought, why doesn’t Sony create a dedicated photo-community site for Cybershot, Cybershot phones and Alpha users? I think it’s one of the easiest way to pool Sony users worldwide. Therefore Sony can easily maintain its customers and direct them to higher level product under Sony’s brand (Cybershot –> Alpha). You can also create a monthly printed photo magazine based on this site (printed per country). Activities can be photo sharing, comment, competition, selling used equipments, etc.

    Furthermore, you need to endorse photo community per country. In my opinion, m2m communication mode is very very effective, especially within a community. Website and printed magazine (based on website) can be supporting materials for this.

    Well, again, just a thought. Others?
    - Alpha sub USD 500 price range
    - Better wide lens assortment for Alpha (including fisheye zoom lens)
    - Affordable lens for Alpha
    - SonyEricsson Cybershot with 3x optical zoom
    - SonyEricsson playstation (to complete the walkman, business, and cybershot)
    - Vaio with AMD processor using Mac OS (hahaha)
    - Vaio sub USD 500 price range

    Okay, enough for the dreams,
    Good night from Jakarta…

  8. guest_user wrote: January 6, 2008 7:28pm

    very interesting.
    i’m adding in RSS Reader

  9. guest_user wrote: January 15, 2008 2:00am

    So I’m not sure where to post this but I’m gonna put it here. Ok so I thought of a great idea for a controller for the ps2/ps3 that would make racing games a lot better. I’m not sure if you have made anything of the sort yet but I was thinking you could make a hard plastic seat that has a steering wheel and on the side of the seat it has a hand E-Brake. Then like the pedals will be on the floor
    next to the steering wheel column or even a separate piece altogether. Just an idea so ya.

    Branden P.

  10. guest_user wrote: March 17, 2008 10:51pm

    … am hoping to receive a contact reference for a simple innovative idea I have in regards to the television remote experience.Thank-you

  11. guest_user wrote: September 10, 2008 8:17am

    We now have digital photo frames. I had an idea where we can take this a step further.
    How about combining a “digital photo frame” with a recipe book and a touch screen.
    A person can then upload recipes to this flat digital recipe book from the web or a Word document.
    Make the touch screen water proof and so that it can be cleaned (like the touch screens used in
    Thus you can use it in the kitchen.
    This could also lead to cook book authors having their recipe books on disk.


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