Tag Archives: Social media

Now Get Back To Work

 

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The Rise and Fall of the World’s First Social Network

Up until quite recently, I was a habitual buyer of postcards during my travels. Mind you, I rarely ever sent the postcards to anyone, but rather keep them as reminders of the places that I had visited. When I was young, postcards … Continue reading

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Literary Selfies

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Not Applicable To Anyone Here

 

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Look Through Any Window

I’ve been a bit obsessive about visiting the website Window Swap this week. The brilliantly simple concept has folks around the world post short video clips out of their home windows. I dare you to try it without falling down … Continue reading

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New York City : Word on the Street

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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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Hashtag Paris

If you have every been to Paris, you know that making efficient use of the city’s Metro system can be the key to a successful visit. With that thought in mind, Berlin-based journalist and amateur map-maker Tim Fischer has created … Continue reading

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The Travel Guide Evolves

I’m continually surprised by the smart and unexpected ways that social media tools are transformed and appropriated for fun and practical uses. The clever gang behind the social travel app JetPac City Guides (free iOS) has scoured every public Instagram … 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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