Tag Archives: Mobile

Is mobile REALLY such a big doggone deal?

Get a smartphone if you don’t already have one. Like, NOW. Having access – in your purse or pocket – to the web, plus your entire social network, is the biggest game-changer since we decided that personal computers in every … Continue reading

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No ordinary Facebook update: how to help content spread further online

Thanks to a request by Pat Jenkins on my previous post about getting a tweet to spread further, here are some ideas for getting more mileage out of Facebook updates. I’m currently actively managing two Facebook Pages (one for Tourism … 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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Mobile goodies for your visitors: wallpaper and ringtones

One of the presentations at SoMeT 2010 (Social Media Tourism Symposium) was from MMG Worldwide and covered a variety of ways that tourism organizations can engage visitors through their mobile devices. As a travel enthusiast who is beginning to really … Continue reading

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The best tools for online publishing

This is a photo of my lap during the South by Southwest (SXSW) Global Tech Summit. Quick photos and some tweets went up on my Android smartphone, plus special check-ins to each session on Gowalla. Other tweets and watching the … Continue reading

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Sinking in a pile of local search results

Pretend you are a visitor to town XYZ. Go stand in some central area – maybe downtown – where your visitors tend to cluster. Pull out your phone, open up the browser, and type “XYZ restaurants” or “XYZ hotels” into … Continue reading

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Help people tell their stories about your town: an excellent WiFi rant

One of my favorite thinkers in the social media, tech and tourism arena is Canadian consultant Todd Lucier. We’ve only met in person a few times, but our heads are always locked in agreement on issues like the connection between … Continue reading

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Social media, tech and tourism: help us rock SXSWi 2011 in Austin

Most of you know that I’m really big on getting “the ungeeked” to go to one or two tech-related conferences or events per year. There is no more effective way to figure out how people are using technology and mobile … Continue reading

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