Category Archives: Photos and Images

Social photography and visual storytelling at Hawaii Social Media Summit

I know, tough gig when you have to go to Hawaii to speak, right? Thanks very much to Technology News Bytes for inviting me out to Honolulu for the Hawaii Social Media Summit; there was a diverse and interesting speaker … Continue reading

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Better Online Content: steady your camera without a tripod

(Part of the “Better Online Content” series of posts: quick tips on creating more effective content that takes advantage of the social web’s unique publishing environment.) Here is how to use any available surface as a way to steady your camera…. … Continue reading

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One thing you can do today for better SEO

Need to do something right NOW to improve where your destination or attraction shows up in search engine results? Do this:  title, describe and tag your online photos and video. Why? Because particularly for Google, universal search brings back a … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Who slept here in 1896?

Who stayed in Denver’s elegant Brown Palace Hotel on Monday, March 9, 1896? Musician John Philip Sousa, the man who composed The Stars and Stripes Forever among many other marches and famous songs. One of the hotel historians brought the … Continue reading

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How to be a digital concierge, from a high school student

This is a guest post by Chris Fancher, educator and speaker. He’s also my husband, and I thought his recent experience at a destination was worth sharing, so I pestered asked him to give me a writeup. Sometimes you just … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end for Google

People may think I’m nuts, but Google+ is going to be the lever that begins prying Google away from total domination of much of our online lives. What follows is, of course, conjecture, but one thing I’ve learned over the … Continue reading

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How to know when your content is pinned on Pinterest

As a follow-up to my earlier post about Pinterest for tourism and hospitality, I’ve learned how to tell when your content is pinned to someone’s Pinterest Board. Use this URL:  http://pinterest.com/source/YourSite.com/ So, for example, to look for items that are … Continue reading

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Pinterest and tourism: visual inspiration for your visitors

Most of you probably have the same reaction that I do when someone announces a “new social network”  –  oh, no, not ANOTHER one! It’s enough to keep juggling the time-suck challenges of all the current ones, right? So, it … Continue reading

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Kickstart 2012: the one camera setting you should try

Second in a blog post series for the get-revved-up week between Christmas and New Year’s. If you have a fairly recent point-and-shoot camera, then you have a Macro setting for closeup shots. How often do you use it? Macro gives you … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Woodrow Wilson’s car is the cat’s pajamas

This is Woodrow Wilson’s restored Pierce-Arrow limousine, at his Presidential Library in Staunton, Virginia.  Nice museum, with a small new World War I exhibit, and Staunton is a charming town in the Shenandoah Valley. (The cat’s pajamas is 1920’s slang for … Continue reading

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