Tag Archives: photos

Why Snapchat? Because they’ll open it

I’m the last person to advocate chasing after shiny objects in social media. My first answer to the question, “Should my destination/attraction/hotel be on _____?” is always: “Is YOUR market there?” That’s why I hadn’t been paying much attention to … Continue reading

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Before you ask how to get more views on Instagram….

In a social media marketing Group on LinkedIn, I noticed this question recently: “What is the best way to get the most views on [photo-sharing app] Instagram? I know to # [hashtag] certain things that tend to get the most … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Jasper, Alberta when you are not a snow bunny

When I headed north to visit Edmonton and Jasper in Alberta, Canada in the middle of February, several people asked me what in the world I was going to do in Jasper when it’s known for snow sports and I … Continue reading

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Making a video from photos for the Comanche Nation: Quanah Parker exhibit

(Part of my “Better Online Content” series of posts: quick tips on creating more effective content that takes advantage of the social web’s unique publishing environment.) If you’ve read S.C. Gwynne‘s excellent Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the … Continue reading

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Why right click is wrong: proper use of online photos and images

(Part of my “Better Online Content” series of posts: quick tips on creating more effective content that takes advantage of the social web’s unique publishing environment.) “I found just the photo I needed on Google Images,” she said. “Did you have … Continue reading

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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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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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Tech trends 2012

Each spring I do a “snapshot in time” webinar for the AWC (Association for Women in Communications – I’m on the AWC National Board of Directors) about technology trends for communicators. It also includes a quick wrap-up of trends I … 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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