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Does Twitter Manipulate and Foster Paranoia?

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Does Twitter Manipulate and Foster Paranoia? Someone in my Home Feed on Twitter only posts the number of followers he/she gained. And the number of followers he/she lost. Every day. “Today I lost 5 Followers and gained 3.” “Today I lost 1 Follower and gained 0.” And so it went. The steady drumbeat of the daily report fascinated me: I ... Read More »

Is Travel on Twitter Getting Tired?

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Is Travel on Twitter Getting Tired? Let me get my “conspiracy theory” out here first: Imperialistic, giant players like Google, Twitter, Facebook build  social nets to ensnare us into doing their bidding by populating them to an extreme, which in turn makes big bucks for them. Are we then willing tools of their master plan to do their bidding? But ... Read More »

Social Media Insider Summit: Will You Be There?

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Social Media Insider Summit: Will  You Be There? By Suzie Saw It’s easy enough to remain perpetually plugged in to your favourite social media channels – in fact some of us start to feel a little bewildered when disconnected from that comforting collective consciousness. But the need to make basic contact, face to face, is still a fundamental human need ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter Fail to Promote Brands: Offline Works Better

Facebook, Twitter Fail to Promote Brands: Offline Works Better There’s no doubt marketers and brand managers are spending lots of human and real capital to leverage the power of Social Sites, especially Facebook and Twitter. But does it do them any good? Meaning, do consumers promote brands via Social Media regardless of how hard those brands try to get in ... Read More »

How Tourism Ireland Took Top Social Media Prize

How Tourism Ireland Took Top Social Media Prize, And Deserved it. It was no surprise to us when Tourism Ireland was tapped as the winner in the “Best Use of Social Media” contest at the Travolution Awards in London. Luck of the Irish? Hardly . We’ve worked under contract with Tourism Ireland producing short-form Irish  Travel Video PostCards, and they ... Read More »

When Do We Share Travel Information? ?

When Do We Share Travel Information? We recently did an article on why social media mavens don’t use their social media accounts to complain about bad service or disappointing travel experiences. Now, according to the  marketing company, Milestone,  there’s a twist to this thinking. While travelers may prefer to lodge their travel complaints directly to the hotel or destination, it ... Read More »

Social Media Bullies Hold Hotels Hostage

Social Media Bullies Hold Hotels Hostage There is no doubt that hotels and retail will go to great lengths to avoid negative publicity. It’s in their DNA. In many instances, whether or not a guest or customer’s complaint is legitimate or warranted, companies, and hotels in particular, will “buy” the guests good will or silence by providing an upgrade or ... Read More »

New Travel Sites: Less Here Than Meets the Eye?

New Travel Sites: Less Here Than Meets the Eye? If you looked at  afar.com’s web site you’d be impressed. It’s attractive, kinetic and well done. The company, founded by Greg Sullivan and Joe Diaz, stresses that travel is “experiential,” and that travelers have to “get out of their comfort zone.” That’s their brand message. They want travel “to delve beneath ... Read More »

Travelers Don’t Use Social Media to Complain

Travelers Don’t Use Social Media to Complain Would you ever tell a Facebook friend that your stay at a hotel really “sucked,” or can you see yourself going public on Twitter with a rant about some resort’s horrible customer service or food? It  seems, says Hotelmarketing.com that  although we’re big users of social media, and often inclined  to grouse to ... Read More »

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