Category Archives: Twitter

Looking into a Twitter Wayback Machine

Of all the social media tool and channel options that bombard us daily, the most indispensable, cannot-live-without ones for me are my blogs….and Twitter. My good friend (since 1978!) and tech mentor Dwight Silverman, editor at the Houston Chronicle and … Continue reading

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Wrap-up from Malaysia’s MITBCA 2012 tourism blogging conference

It’s been a few weeks since the inaugural tourism bloggers conference in Malaysia (MITBCA 2012), but now that I’ve stopped running around the globe for a few days, here are some takeaway thoughts: **  The Minister of Tourism for Malaysia, YB … Continue reading

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Keeping up with social media during holidays

Does your organization have a plan in place for content creation and social media monitoring during holidays and weekends? You know….that time when people travel to your destination, stay in your hotel, look for things to do, places to eat, … Continue reading

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How to start and run a Twitter chat

In today’s world of free, easy-to-use networking tools with worldwide reach, associations and other fee-based groups (like a member-based DMO) must prove their value over and over to those who pay membership dues. I was acutely conscious of this when … 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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City kid among the cattle: how social media opened my eyes to a rural world

What can city people learn from rural folks? If my own experience is any indication – a TON. Thanks to a diverse social network that includes interesting people in small towns and rural areas, I’ve learned so much over the … Continue reading

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Kickstart 2012: stop asking the wrong questions about getting fans and followers

Fourth and final post in a series for the get-revved-up week between Christmas and New Year’s. The right question is not, “How do we get more Twitter followers?” or “How do we get more Like-ers/fans on Facebook?” The right question is, … Continue reading

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Kickstart 2012: try doing less, not more

Third in a blog post series for the get-revved-up week between Christmas and New Year’s. Many people avidly read every one of marketer Seth Godin’s blog posts. I think it’s mostly because they’re well-written and helpful, but part of the reason … Continue reading

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How Twitter can keep you on top of tourism and tech trends

It can be difficult to keep up with current trends in tourism, hospitality, travel and technology….unless, of course, sleep is optional for you. For the rest of us mere mortals, fast-paced Twitter chats are invaluable.  They are some of THE … Continue reading

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Blogger outreach resources

In the wildly diverse and ever-growing world of bloggers and other online publishers, how do you sort through the stack to find the ones who interest you? The ideas below were adapted from a comment of mine on the SpinSucks post … Continue reading

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