Tag Archives: smartphone

Four ways to teach your boss about mobile

Does your boss have a smartphone but isn’t really too sure what to do with it, or does he or she not have a smartphone at all? Time for a teaching intervention, or you’ll never convince him/her about why mobile … 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. (Update: Gowalla was bought by … 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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What about QR codes and video tags for tourism?

This is a video tag sort of QR code; you can point your smartphone’s camera to it and with the right app (usually a barcode reader but in this case the Microsoft Tag app) some sort of content will pop … Continue reading

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How I created a Gowalla Trip for my town

(Update: Gowalla was bought by Facebook and shut down, so none of its links work anymore. I was sad to see it go.) I’ve been experimenting on my new smartphone with location-based services like Gowalla and Foursquare, and have begun … Continue reading

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How to use Twitter for tourism: fall foliage reports

Does part of your destination marketing include trying to attract “leaf-peepers”  —  visitors who particularly enjoy traveling to see autumn foliage? (Soon I hope to visit the Lost Maples area here in Texas for those pretty reds and yellows.) Why … Continue reading

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