This was the first year at CES that bloggers were widely credentialed — and given their own, special, "blogger lounge". Sadly though, the bloggers seem unimpressed. The lounge, which was pitifully small compared to the more prestigious "press lounge," was pretty barren. Among the accoutrements in the press lounge? Espresso, fresh baked cookies and lots of fellow reporters to network with. We hung out with Dan Lyons, the Fake Steve Jobs blogueur, and even Jason Calacanis "graced us" with his presence. The blogger lounge? It's pitifully small, but the worst part is it's location. The press lounge is right next to the South Hall entrance, near the CNet Live Stage. The blogger lounge is located at the far end of the South Convention floor. It takes literally 20 minutes to walk from one room to the other. I'll pass. More after the jump.
Then there's this thing called the "bloghaus", which is over at the Bellagio. Valleywag spy Peter Shankman tells us that it's nothing special. "There's no difference. It's crowded, and people don't know how to shut the fuck up. Some jagoff is making a huge production out of posting his 'I got tasered' video. I'm like, 'Um, I did that a year ago. But thanks for playing.'" Ah, but there is one redeeming feature to bloghaus. Hotblogger Sarah Meyers is there. Shankman tells us "she's blogging next to me and looking all hot. I'm blogging next to her eating a mayo sandwich. Therein lies the fundamental difference."