Name: Winston Sih
Position: Contributing Editor
What I Do in the Herd
I assist in managing the Social Media angle through Facebook and Twitter, including interaction with viewers and video updates. In addition, I write various feature articles as well as host the monthly BuffaloBuzz video podcast, syndicated on TechnoBuffalo.com
Best Thing About Being in the Herd: Working with such influential people. I mean who wouldn’t love working with the likes of Jon and Noah? One word: legendaries.
Where I Live and Work: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
When I’m Not Working I’m Into:
The better question is, When am I not working?! Well, when I have an ounce of free time, I like to socialize with friends and family, cook, eat and sleep! I’m constantly told that I don’t get enough sleep. If I’m lucky, I’ll get to kick back and watch some good ol’ television. Some of my favourite shows include Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Bones, Modern Family, 30 Rock and Jersey Shore (Don’t laugh – it’s my guilty pleasure!).
Computer of Choice: MacBook Pro (Unibody 15″) and Apple iPad 2… if that counts as a mobile computer!
Mobile Phone of Choice: Apple iPhone 4 as my daily driver, in addition to the many phones I carry for review purposes. Yes, it gets tiring, but the viewer interaction keeps me going!
Gaming System of Choice: iPhone and iPad, if that counts? Angry Birds keeps me occupied on my daily commute to work! No, I don’t play Xbox or PlayStation… my geekery stops there, unfortunately. Other Favorite Gadgets: iPad, Flip Ultra HD, Canon 60D DSLR, and my BlackBerry Bold that I use when I need to BBM someone!
Random Tech Top 5: My Top 5 Go-To Gadgets – iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro, BlackBerry and my pet dog (mainly for advice).
Gadgets I’m Lusting After: Gadgets? How about a robot that can clone my brain and do my everyday tasks for me. I need more free time! Going off on a tangent, for web services I’m lusting for, I’d like a BBM app for my iPhone, so I can get rid of my old BlackBerry. I carry enough devices everywhere!
Surfing the InterWebs
Favorite Web Sites: Twitter.com, YouTube.com and Facebook.com – the classics.
Web Sites I Don’t Understand: FarmVille – I don’t get the point of sitting hours in front of a Facebook app, cultivating crops.
What I Did Before TechnoBuffalo: Honestly, I’ve kept up with everything that I’ve started doing from the beginning. I haven’t quit or been fired from a previous job. I am a student part-time, and a crazy person the other 60% of the time. I co-host for Butterscotch TV on a show called “60-Second App”, I do work with Citytv in Canada as their “Technology Expert Contributor” on their nationally-acclaimed “CityLine” television show and I appear semi-regularly on CP24’s “Webnation” TV show with host and Social Media Guru, Amber MacArthur a.k.a. @AmberMac.
Worst Job Ever: Honestly, I’ve never had one. I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to do what I want, even before entering the post-secondary education.
Best Job Ever (besides this one): Having the opportunity and the chance to be in the television industry at such a young age is a huge honour. It’s such a rare opportunity; I am so grateful.
Random Thing You Don’t Know About Me:
One of my life goals is to write a book on social media and technology. I had an original goal to have it written and published by age 20, however at my pace and being so preoccupied with other things, I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon! Who knows!