We know that wearable tech is the big news story from CES, but what was it on the first day that got tweeters tweeting and Facebookers status updating?
The answer seems to be almost everything. In fact, a total of 119,035 mentions of CES during the first day, which averages out at 183 posts between 12 midnight to 3pm PST on Tuesday, January 7.
As far as brands go, Sony is winning. Its PlayStation Twitter account had the most retweets, with 3,798 people sharing various posts about its new PlayStation Now streaming service and other developments, including the revelation that 4.2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold already.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) January 7, 2014
Sony was the most mentioned brand overall, with 10,222 mentions regarding its products, which included a new Handycam, and the Sony SmartBand (a bit of the aforementioned wearable tech everyone’s so excited about).
— Sony Xperia (@sonyxperia) January 7, 2014
As far as gossip from the tradeshow goes, it was T-Mobile CEO John Legere who was setting the trending topics alight. This is because he had crashed a party organised by telecoms rival ATT the evening before, and ended up being escorted out, an incident which saw him tweeted about even more than the swift departure from the Samsung presentation by film director Michael Bay (pictured), who was thrown by a misfiring teleprompter.
Legere seemed to see the funny side of his instant notoriety.
— John Legere (@JohnLegere) January 7, 2014