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The High Gear Media team is in the air, en route to Las Vegas, where we'll launch our challenge to win the 2010 Fireball Run Adventurally this evening--while we help organizers promote the cause of missing children.
Right now, I'm sitting on a plane writing this post, thinking to myself how far we've come in social media. I'm cruising at nearly 30,000 feet in the air and I'm connected to the Internet. Five years ago, I'd have sounded like a crazy man--but in-flight WiFi is a reality today.
This new wave of socially connected technology is huge, for civilians and for business travelers. Flights used to be a quiet time--a time to catch up on reading, or maybe a movie. To some, they were a waste of work time. You were stuck in the air with no way to communicate to people. Of course, back then, cell phones didn't even have WiFi.
Now, we don't have to sit and stare at in-flight magazines or worse, the seats in front of us. We're connected, and we're using social media virtually everywhere, whether it's interacting through Twitter and Facebook, or just keeping up to date on all the latest car news on your favorite sites. Through the air and through the Web, you can research your next car purchase on the fly, read car advice, even interact with your favorite car blogs. You can even watch the latest F1 race or the latest at the Paris Auto Show, thanks to the Web and technology like Slingbox.
The High Gear Media way to fly now regularly includes connecting in the air via Gogo Wireless, and staying in touch with you on our sites and on the big players in social media. It's just one more way we're staying connected 24/7. And even if you rue that day, it's here.
We're hurtling over the U.S. at 550 mph straight through the digital age. Let GOGO and good times roll on--and stay with us for the next ten days on the High Gear Media challenge in the 2010 Fireball Run.
Don't forget -- we're also covering the 2010 Paris Auto Show next week. En garde!