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And the winning multitasking tweets are…

by Team Sony 10/26/2010

From baking brownies while watching football to watching news while tweeting and shopping, we heard all your multitasking tales and now we have some winning tweets to share with you!

I know you’ve all been waiting to find out what tweets were selected as the winners of the Sony Internet TV giveaway! Well, the wait is over. We received thousands of messages and here are the 5 winning entries.

Congratulations to @mvdaai, @paul_a_johnson, @trevormf , @compago and @rsj2000mrs. You sent us messages that, even in their limited 140 character form, where able to convey just how important it is for you to have a multitasking tool like the new Sony Internet TV. We’re excited to hear from you after you put your new HDTV in action, especially you @compago.  Send us an after picture so we can see how your world is streamlined. (See featured image)

Thank you to the thousands of you who sent us a tweet or message on the blog. In my 13 months as a Sony blogger, I’ve never seen as much excitement! We also want to thank Jon Rettinger, Toby Turner and Chris Pirillo for being our judges. Good work, guys!

For those of you looking for more information on the Sony Internet TV powered by Google TV, check out this site with a fun interactive way to learn more http://discover.sonystyle.com/internettv.

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  1. Anonymous wrote: October 26, 2010 8:11pm

    So I am to assume that no blog post comments were chosen, especially those that were over 140 characters? Not trying to be a sore loser here, but I put more time, effort, and creativity into my blog comment and cartoon than those twitter posts, even including a link to my tweet containing the entry (my twitter is public but somehow invisible in a search). Provided the winner selection was not randomized because of the inclusion of notable judges, I guess brevity and unoriginality were the hidden criteria of this contest…

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    1. Sukhjit wrote: October 27, 2010 4:41pm

      Hello Anonymous, actually blog post comments were included as long as they met the same guidelines as a tweet. Your comments are inspiring me to think we might need a blog only event of some sorts… I hope you’re not discouraged after this contest, in fact, it was so popular I hope we can do more here. Thanks so much for your entry(s). We looked at HUNDREDS, but you’re making me want to go back and look at yours again.

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      1. Anonymous wrote: October 28, 2010 5:28pm

        Sukhjit,

        Thank you for your cordial reply to my comment. This is the entry I submitted since you expressed interest in viewing it again: http://dft.ba/-30y. I enjoyed making this very much.

        And this is the link to my tweet: http://bit.ly/9j8eaq.

        Thanks,
        Paul

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  2. Monique Furuta de Barros wrote: October 27, 2010 4:29pm

    I didn’t even know about this Sony Internet TV.
    Thanks for the tweet.

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    1. Sukhjit wrote: October 27, 2010 4:38pm

      Monique! Great to hear from you… and I’m glad so glad we were about to introduce you to something new (and pretty awesome- if you ask me). The Sony Internet TV powered by Google TV is very new. It’s in stores just starting just a couple of weeks ago. Will you let us know if you go try one out? You can find them at Best Buy and Sony Style Stores. Are you a multitasker? If so, this TV with the power of Google TV will make you smile. Take care.. and thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  3. Anonymous wrote: October 27, 2010 4:52pm

    Yes I’m sour grapes. Who doesn’t want to win? I’m happy for those winners, congrats to them, but as far as you SOE? I can’t believe I was not chosen with this comment. “I lay in bed playing PS3 while my other TV is on ESPNews as I’m listening to WFAN radio, while Facebook/Twitter is open on laptop”…. & I LOSE?? BTW, I have done this going back to when I got my 1st PS2. XMAS eve 2000. Playing PS2 on 1 tv, while watching the Yankee/Jets on the other while listening to Metallica etc.

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    1. Sukhjit wrote: October 27, 2010 5:13pm

      Aww! Sorry “Anon”… your message was pretty sweet. You’ve got a lot going on at once! Anyway, hope you’ll keep an eye on us. This was a fun contest and we hope to share other opportunities with Sony fans. Not sure if you are part of our Facebook page, but whenever I see giveaways of Sony Electronics products, I try to let our fans know. Take care, and thats for submitting an entry.

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      1. Edward Herrel wrote: October 27, 2010 7:28pm

        Hey there,
        I don’t know why it said annonomous, I entered all my info in and so forth and signed in. Oh well, once again DENIED..lol….
        I loved the idea for the contest and when I saw what I had to do, I know I shouldn’t have thunk it, but I said to myself, “this s#it is mine! I got the perfect/winning answer, and I posted it. I really, really, REALLY expected to win, and I know I shouldn’t have, but it “felt right”. I can’t explain it, I just knew. You were awarding not 1 winner, but 5, THAT’S why I thought I was a lock to get at least 1 of those HDTVs. Heck, woulda made my life a LOT simpler.
        Of course, I wasn’t the one chosing who would win. I don’t know, maybe they didn’t choose mine because my comment was just that good, they knew it was perfect, so they deleted it! AH HA! That’s the ticket!!
        Hey, you gotta admit, it does seriously kick ass and IS that damn good! And what’s better, it’s all a zillion % true!
        And I highly recommend it to you as well. Once you set it up, it’s almost perfect. Visually it’s soothing, knowing your gonna play your game, while watching/listening to your favorite team play, as your listening to sports talk radio in the background, all while you check and update Twitter and Facebook.
        Even if you think it’s too much, then just turn off the radio, you got 2 TV’s in front of you, and laptop next too you.
        Hey, we’re all smart, you just gotta know what you like, and how you like it. Hey, this isn’t hard, it’s not like walking and chewing gum at the same time ya know!

        Haskell

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  4. Akash Abraham wrote: October 27, 2010 5:29pm

    Yeah, I’m really hatin that my tweet lost too, would have made the ultimate housewarming present for my move this weekend… but hey, CONGRATS to all the winners!! The new Sony Internet TV is the sweetest thing to hit the market in some time. You’re all very lucky. :)

    - @Akash1NY

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  5. Jason Mavandi wrote: October 27, 2010 5:32pm

    I am super excited about winning. I even started a blog to tell of my new adventures with it. http://aboyandhistv.blogspot.com/ I can’t wait for it to come.

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  6. Anonymous wrote: October 27, 2010 6:34pm

    I’m a sore looser too. I spent many hours making three videos for the contest that I posted in tweets. The contest said the most original would win and to try making pictures or videos. Not one of the winning entries was a video or a picture. I think I’m the only guy who even bothered making videos and posting them in the tweets. I’m one of the biggest Sony Fans in the world. Ten years ago almost to the day I waited inline overnight to be first in Michigan to buy a PS2. I have a PS3 and all sorts of Sony gear. How about a consolation prize for the hardest working guy in the contest?

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    1. Anonymous wrote: October 29, 2010 8:02am

      Sore Looser here again. First of all congrats to all the winners. Your entries were indeed awesome. But I’d still have to agree with myself and my earlier comment about my videos, that Sony did a very poor job of following their own guidelines for judging their own contest. Check out these quotes from the contest guidelines. “We know 140 characters isn’t much, but be creative and feel free to use things like pictures and video.” The entries will be judged on “(a) originality and creativity; (b) adherence to the theme of the Contest; and (c) quality of the entry.” So the contest defined originality and creativity by saying be creative and use things like pictures and video. Now I watched almost all the entries and I am pretty sure that I was the only who spent hours every night making an original creative video for the contest. I also followed all the posting rules and posted them in twitter. Now why would Sony encourage that kind of creativity and promise to reward that creativity and then ignore that creativity? I agree that my videos may not have been Oscar worthy but I really did my best to let the creative juices flow and have fun as the contest led me to believe that creativity would be rewarded. If you guys tell us to be creative and then you ignore those creative entries, well that is kind of frustrating. Some of us poured ourselves into this contest only to have our creative entries ignored. That’s not so bad if the contest winners are just randomly picked entries but when the contest is supposed to be judged by originality and creativity, that kind of hurts. If I knew they weren’t really going to look that hard at the entries I wouldn’t have spent so much time on making original and creative video entries. It honestly feels like the contest guidelines were misleading at best. Just look at my entries and I think you’d agree that if the contest judging guidelines were adhered to, I’d have easily been in the top five. But hey Sony has always been good to me and I know Sony wants to make this right. I still need a nice TV and I’m hoping the good people at Sony want to console me with a consolation prize.

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  8. Anonymous wrote: October 28, 2010 11:11am

    i hope lots of customers out there are gonna enjoy the new Sony Internet Tv powered by Google..

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  9. Benson Hendrix wrote: October 31, 2010 1:32am

    Come on ladies and gents, I understand those of us who didn’t win are kinda bummed but now isn’t the time for sour grapes. There were a lot of good entries and only five could win, so congratulations to those peeps.

    However, in the next contest, y’all at Sony might want to try breaking up the entries into a few more categories. For instance, the rules said that people could leave comments on the site as well for an entry into the contest – yet it appears that all the winners came from Twitter. Maybe a winner or two for those of us who did videos, a couple winners from the comment section, from Twitter, or a podcast or photos. These are the kinds of contests that really bring out the creativity in people, unfortunately that creativity can’t always be bottled up in 140 characters.

    Just my two cents for an idea, minus tax. Congratulations again to the winners of the contest, enjoy those Google TVs!

    Benson

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  10. Kevin Kwok wrote: November 9, 2010 5:16pm

    Please fix my YLOD problem on my ps3, i dont think its right to charge $150 to repair it. Of course the soldering will loosen from the chip board we play hours on your system its bound to happen! Cmon!

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    1. Sarah Kepler wrote: November 11, 2010 6:48am

      Hey Kevin,
      Send me an email to SonyListens@am.sony.com with your contact information and I will see if I can get someone to help you out :-)

      ~ Sarah

      Reply

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