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Actual Reality Without Silly Headsets

I love all things Iceland, including the country’s always clever tourism campaigns. The newest one satirically trolls Facebook’s recent name change to Meta and its VR-fueled metaverse dreams. “Introducing the Icelandverse” is a new campaign from Inspired by Iceland that … Continue reading

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Don’t be a tourist cliche

These days it’s impossible to avoid the deluge of cliché travel photos on Instagram, Facebook, blogs, and other social media. There’s no escaping the boring sameness of everybody’s vacation pics. Don’t get me wrong, I’m just as guilty of sharing … Continue reading

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See Italy for Free

Are you hankering for a visit to Italy but you’re low on cash or time? Italy’s popular beverage brand San Pellegrino has created an opportunity for you to take a 3-minute digital vacation in Sicily for free. San Pellegrino has built … Continue reading

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How Important Are Online Reviews

The online reputation management company TrustYou has just released this neat infographic  (see below) that examines the impact of web reviews and social media on travel booking decisions. Would you book a hotel that had no online reviews? Well 49% … Continue reading

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How Insulting

Here’s the perfect little tool for crafting witty three-word responses to those churlish, boil-brained flap-dragons who post ridiculously offensive comments to your Facebook posts. Just choose one word from each column and let the Elizabethan insults fly. Related articles Barbed … Continue reading

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Rembrandt’s Facebook Timeline

Amsterdam‘s celebrated Rijksmuseum may be over 200 years-old, but it’s hip to 21st century social media marketing. The museum has cleverly “imagined” what Rembrandt’s Facebook Timeline would look like. “I made a self-portrait. Let me know what you think!”

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I Hate the “I Hate Reading” Facebook Page

Last week some mindless troll took the time to create a Facebook page titled “I Hate Reading” and more than 437,000 other morons “Liked” the page. If that’s not sad enough, the “I Hate Books” page has over 271,000 “Likes”, … Continue reading

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Mapa de Mundo (del Facebook)

An imaginative Facebook worker, Paul Butler (no relation) has created an astounding world map based on a visualization of Facebook “friendships”. Butler defined weights for every pair of cities as the function of Euclidean distance between them and the number … Continue reading

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