Tag Archives: smartphone

The most important feature of my new phone

I’ve been limping along on a very old smartphone for a few years (a mid-range version of Gingerbread, for you Android OS geeks) but it was finally time to go into my T-Mobile store and retire the old gal. After … Continue reading

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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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4 travel ad QR code failures and how to fix them

Lots of tourism organizations spend money to be included in a print newspaper travel advertising insert. If you can prove that it works for your destination, more power to you, but all I ask is that you hold print to … 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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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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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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