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Top 5 Social Media Trends 2010 – Hospitality

As part of the Web In Travel event – I was invited to Brand Karma by Circos Social Media workshop – held at the Singapore Arts Museum. No one would be surprised that I would be a positive and eager recipient of any content that is supportive of social media and how my agreement to the premise of how suddenly social media is making a huge impact on consumer decisions.

But, I am not alone – the attendees at this workshop filled every available seat and then some. My 1st impression was one of amazement – not at the number of people but at their Attire – i then kicked myself as hey this is hospitality – not only service is important – so is how you dress and look… the outfit of choice – smart suit – colour Black or Grey – your look, highly groomed – hmmm my jeans and polo shirt just slightly out of place. That aside – what this also tells me and you is that Hospitality is taking social media very seriously.

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Morris Sim (co-founder & ceo) Brand Karma’s high level presentation was awesome and given Brand Karma is a monitoring company, he covered a wide overview of social media activties in 2009 – my biggest disapointment however is when the Top 10 Social Media events in 2009 were presented Tourism Queensland’s Best Job in the World did not make the list – given the global success of Best Job in the World, and that it is to made into a TV program. Best Job In the World centres around tourism & hospitality, with the desired results of creating MASSIVE tourism toAustralia’s Queensland, I would have liked to have seen it get Special mention – it was not SO – I will do it myself in this blog post. – Like the Susan Boyle media coverage – The Best Job in the World also gained significant traditional media coverage and social media drove the coverage – congrats Tourism Queensland.

The Top 5 Social Media Trends closed off the presentation – below is my interpretation.

  1. My Story Trumps Brand Story (users talking about you gives more credibility)
  2. A hollistic Experience is what i want
  3. Design & empathy in hospitality developments will be key drivers as a response to social media
  4. Social Media will demand a corporate policy (HR Operations meaning social media moves beyond just marketing & Public relations)
  5. A new distribution star is BORN which will it be Facebook or twitter

I needed to rush to another meeting so I missed the full interactive workshops in store for the attendees – but i did take away that social media is still in its infancy – something reverberated today as Web in tavel – WIT took centre stage – more in my next post…

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evolution of facebook

where facebook began – its journey – where facebook is today is presented in this finely crafted up tempo video by Simon U ford for his facebook business classes.

http://www.EventsListed.com/SocialTra… Social Traffic’s cracking the code is a 10 week social media training and certification course. Included are 65+ training videos. Personal mentors, weekly Q&A’s as well as group practicum where we launch mini social media campaigns together. This video is an introduction to our Facebook for business marketing course.

BTWtwitter has a new market value of USD 1 billion yeap US$1b – it raised another 100mil from investment firmsInsight Ventures Partners. T Rowe Price and original twitter backers Spark Capital & Institutional Venture Partners.

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Will Squidoo Kill Your Company’s Shot at (Free) Feel-Good PR on Twitter? | Fast Company

Today Squidoo founder Seth Godin announced that his company would begin launching websites for major companies that collect social buzz–good and bad–from around the Web. In his blog, Godin says that these “conversations” are already happening, so Squidoo is simply going to funnel them into one aggregate spot. That lets any customer or company see what the buzz is around Brand X. But for companies to get on the page and respond, it will cost them money. Is this fair to companies? More importantly, is it good for customers? (Below, one such page for In-and-Out Burger.)

APLINK – How does this effect companies like http://www.brandtology.com ? Their entire business model is based on monitoring online conversations about brands.

via Will Squidoo Kill Your Company’s Shot at (Free) Feel-Good PR on Twitter? | TechWatch | Fast Company.

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Artists Attending Singapore Tattoo Show Tat2 2010

Artists attending the Singapore Tattoo Convention – Tat2 2010 – January 8, 9 & 10 -visit Tattoo Pride fanpage http://facebook.com/TattooPride for regular updates and follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/TattooPride

Click on the picture to view artist’s website

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Tim Hendricks (Guest Appearance in Miami Ink)
Gold Rush Tattoo,
USA
Amanda Toy Tattoo,
Italy
Patrick Sans
Burly Fish Tattoo,
USA
Philip Spearman
Inkworks Tattoo,
USA
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Shark Tattoo Studio,
Singapore
Pallocchini Andrea
Sunskin Tattoo,
Italy
Paolo Acuna
Divinity Tattoo,
USA
Norman Banach
Norman’s Tattoo
& Art Gallery,
Germany
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Dong Dong
Mummy Tattoo,
China
Sacred Ink,
UK
Michelle Myles
(Winner of TLC’s Tattoo War Competition @ 6th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention)
Daredevil Tattoo,
USA
Needles & Pins,
China
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Beppe Shiro
Royal Tattoo,
Denmark
Claudia
Classic Ink & Mods,
Holland
Roberto Borsi
Primordial Pain,
Italy
Chad Koeplinger
New York Adorned,
USA
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Ethan Morgan
Symbolic Tattoo,
USA
Diau Fu Tattoo,
Taiwan
Morg Armeni
Morganic Heart Tattooing,
Italy
Sandor Jordan
Akira Tattoo,
Germany
– visit the show website –
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Markus
Dark and Brightside,
Germany
East Tattoo,
Taiwan
Andy Shou
Fright Tattoo,
Taiwan
Genziana Cocco
Sundance Tattoo,
Italy
0 0 0 0
Dan Marshall
Tribulation Tattoo,
USA
Rod Medina
King Cross Tattoo Parlour, UK
Daniel DiMattia
Calypso Tattoo,
Belgium
Nate Beavers
Epoch Tattoo,
USA
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Jocke Hultman
Temple of Art,
Sweden
Dark Shadow Tattoo, Germany The Left Hand Path, New Zealand Dragon Edong
El Drako Tattoo, Saipan, USA
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Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee Tattoos, Germany
Jack Mosher/Horimouja
Body Armor Tattoo,
USA
Burning Heart Tattoo, Holland Tattoo Zeist Tattoo,
Holland
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Fo Guang Hang, Thailand/Singapore
(Sak Yant Thai Tattooing)
Kim Saigh of LA Ink
High Voltage Tattoo,
USA
Shawn Barber
Atelier Tattoo,
USA
John Montgomery
Tattoo Syndicate,
USA
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Joshua Carlton
Great American Tattoo Company,
USA
Kari Barba
Outer Limits Tattoo,
USA
Mario Rosenau
Art Junkies Tattoo,
USA
Jeremiah Barba
Outer Limits Tattoo,
USA
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Mike De Masi
Art Junkies Tattoo,
USA
Shagoo
Studio Shagoo,
USA
Federico Ferroni
Federico Ferroni Tattoo, USA
Phil Young
Hope Gallery,
USA
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Mike Cole
Mike Cole Art,
USA
Jon Clue
Star Blood Studios,
USA
Steve Cvinar
Sovereign Collective,
USA
Carson Hill
Carson Hill Tattoos,
USA
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Bob Tyrrell
Night Gallery,
USA
Yang Zhuo
YZ Tattoo,
China
Jess Yen
MY Tattoo,
USA
Leon
Shitoujii Tattoo,
France
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Tim Kern
Tribulation Tattoo,
USA
Chris Garver of Miami Ink Love Hate Tattoo Studio, USA Diau An
Diau An Tattoo,
Taiwan
Night Action Tattoo
Taiwan
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Tattoo Galerie
Germany
Klaktat2
Belgium
Horitsuna
Tattoo Studio Desperado, Japan
Knuckle
Knuckle Energy Tattoo, Japan
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Susan
Ink Tank Tattoo, Switzerland
Phetrus
Kings Cross Tattoo Parlour, UK
Demian
Kings Cross Tattoo Parlour, UK
Zoe Thorne
Zoe Thorne Tattoo, Germany
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Scum Art Tattoo,
Germany
Canglong Tattoo,
China
Yi Xiu Tang,
China
Catia Zambon
Sunskin Art,
Italy
0 0 0 8
Murran Tattoo,
Italy
Siam Ink Tattoo,
Thailand
Sunskin Studio,
Malaysia
Gestochen Scharf, Germany
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Cimo Tattoo,
Taiwan
Belleza Tattoo,
Taiwan
ZOP Tattoo,
Italy
Yaksa Tattoo,
China
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Monkey Tattoo,
Malaysia
(Traditional Borneo Tattooing)
Fulltime by Eak,
Thailand
Yugen Tattoo,
Holland
Think Tattoo,
Singapore
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Skin Label Tattoo Studio, Singapore Dream Body Art,
Singapore
Kustoms 7 Tattoo,
Singapore
Visual Orgasm Tattoo, Singapore
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William Tattoo Studio,
Singapore
8 Volts Tattoo Studio,
Singapore
Body Décor Tattoo & Piercing,
Singapore
Imagine Tattoo Studio, Singapore
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Elvin Tattoo,
Singapore
Mi Feng Tattoo Studio,
Taiwan
Diau Chi Tattoo,
Taiwan
Diau-Hu Tattoo,
Taiwan
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Diau Chang Tattoo,
Taiwan
Diau Chung Tattoo,
Taiwan
Alien Tattoo,
Taiwan
Daio-King Tattoo,
Taiwan
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Chi-Tattoo Family,
Taiwan
Hsinyi Tattoo,
Taiwan
Top Tattoo,
Taiwan
Yong Mo Tattoo ,
Taiwan
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Lion King Tattoo,
Taiwan
Ink-credible Tattoo Studio, Singapore White Tattoo Studio, Taiwan Tiao Fang Tattoo,
Taiwan
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Hwa Kwe Tattoo,
Taiwan
Arctic Tattoo,
Norway
Flyback Tattoo,
Singapore
Exotic Tattoo,
Singapore
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Art Addictive Tattoo, Singapore Positif Tattoo,
France
Star Crossed Tattoo,
Hong Kong
Tinta Tattoo Shop, Philippines
0 0 0 0
Wushang Tattoo,
China
Vlady
Positive Vibrations,
Italy
Tattoo Mangon,
Germany
Body Processing Tattoo, Taiwan
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Mohan’s Tattoo Inn,
Nepal
Lucky Devil Tattoo,
USA
Diao Chen Tattoo,
Taiwan
Golden Needle Tattoo,
Thailand
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Tattooism,
South Korea
Tian Zhi Long Tattoo,
China
Ton Thai Tattoo Studio, Thailand Vic Tattoo,
Taiwan
Duck Art Tattoo,
Belgium
Evil Devil Tattoo,
Taiwan
Tian Zun Tang Tattoo Studio,China Forever True Tattoo,
UK
Mr. Tattoo,
Taiwan
Holy Mark Tattoo,
Taiwan
Mayin Tattoo,
Taiwan
Cheng Long Tattoo,
Taiwan
JK Tattoo,
Taiwan
Long Tattoo,
China
Tattoo City Art Studio,
Malaysia
Horiyasu
Asakusa Horiyasu Studio,
Japan
Eric Michalovic
Devine Street Tattoo,
USA
Adrian Williard
Magnum Opus Tattoo, UK
Smilin’ Demons Tattoo, Germany XT- Tattoo,
China
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ZiYou Tattoo,
China
Yao Zhan Tattoo,
China
Smokov Tattoo,
Bulgaria
Utopia Studio,
Singapore
HE Tattoo,
China
In’s Tattoo,
Singapore
Tattoo Jimmy,
Germany
Arts Elemental
New Zealand
Art of Maori Tattoo
No Photo
Junior
Kult Tattoo,
Poland
Dave
Kult Tattoo,
Poland
Jeff Tattoo Studio,
Malaysia
Iron Monkey Tattoo,
Germany
Red Star Tattoo,
Germany
Lovisa Tattoo,
France
Taiwan Diao Tattoo,
Taiwan
Tang Tattoo Studio,
China
Nippon Tattoo,
Japan
Evil Twins Tattoo,
Sweden

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TwitterWatchDog – A Pair of Helpers – itsReal

If you are hoping to get into twitter in a big way – I would follow these guys at TwitterWatchDog.com – it appears they know what they are doing ! Very soon I will be publishing my own Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Twitter – till then here are direct comments from the guys from TwitterWatchDog and why they do what they do !

About the guys behind TwitterWatchDog

Meet Al Ferretti

About Al Ferretti and Skeeter Hansen

Al Ferretti

Hi~ My name is Al Ferretti and I’m a proud Co-Founder of TwitterWatchDog.com

I have always been a seeker and a provider of ways to connect people with each other, so everyone involved can benefit.

This is where my core personal and professional values of engaging, building relationships and providing value come into play…

These core values may seem like common sense yet it’s amazing how many people are unaware of, forget or simply take for granted.

I discovered as an entrepreneur, servant of corporate america and throughout my personal life, that my success virtually always surrounded a sense of community that included the core values of engaging, building relationships and providing value.

With that being said, it is my belief that Twitter is a true once in a lifetime opportunity that equalizes the playing field for everyone that fully embraces those core values.

Follow me while I help teach and train you how to maximize your experience on Twitter…I promise to serve you with the utmost integrity and look forward to getting to know and learning from you too.

-Your Pal Al Ferretti

Skeeter Hansen

Skeeter Hansen

I have always had a passion to help people live a better & higher quality of life. After spending 15 years in the Networking Marketing industry as a trainer & motivator, working with 1000’s of people from several similar companies I had decided to retire. I wanted to do something different. Still wanting to work with people, my good friend (Al Ferretti) recommended I build a business on the Internet.

In November of 2008, I decided to take action by starting my Internet journey. Within my first month on the Internet I discovered Twitter. Within a few months I was called a Twitter blogger & had co-founded TwitterWatchDog.com. My goal is focused on providing systems easy to follow to help people understand Internet marketing & social media through the use of Twitter.

-Skeeter Hansen

An interesting post from the duo is here: Employers Block Twitter & Facebook – http://twitterwatchdog.com/2009/08/29/employers-block-twitter-facebook/

to follow me on twitter – head here: http://twitter.com/aplink & of course facebook http://facebook.com/aplink

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facebook allows fanpage connect to twitter – itsReal

– facebook allows fanpage connect to twitter BUT not friendfeed which they just brought – this is curious as without any help on my side I get loads of people subscribing to my friendfeed account daily – it’s like friendfeed suddenly became alive.

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– so what is the reasoning for facebook to connect fanpages to twitter and not friendfeed ?

Is it realisation of twitter’s enormous success – so what will facebook do with friendfeed ?

I cannot see any mention on the facebook Fanpage http://www.facebook.com/FacebookPages

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OrSiSo launches new functionality enhancements GTalk Bebo and Facebook

OrSiSo launches new functionality & enhancements including GTalk, Bebo and Facebook

OrSiSo adds GTalk and Bebo to their latest release and enhanced Facebook functionality to allow people to access their published links from their Facebook stream

July 29 2009 – Global Release – OrSiSo (www.orsiso.com) announced today the release of an updated version of the social networking aggregator which includes additional features to complement a steadily growing array of tools for people trying to manage their social networks from one place.

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“We are excited to announce the addition of GTalk and Bebo to our latest releases, as well as enhanced Facebook functionality to allow people to access their published links from their Facebook stream. These new features will definitely add even more value for our users who want to simplify and organize their online social networks”, founder and CEO Thorben Linneberg said.

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“We have been listening closely to our user feedback and have been focusing on improving both the performance of the platform as well as taking the opportunity where possible to expand the opportunities available for social networks and services that we include in OrSiSo” he added.

The latest release of OrSiSo includes greater chat integration on top of the popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Bebo, Friendster and Flickr. “The enhanced chat functionality now lets you update your chat status across multiple IM platforms, and we have now added GTalk to our existing services of Facebook Chat, MSN, Yahoo! and AOL  after requests from our users” added Linneberg.

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OrSiSo stands for Organize, Simplify, Socialize; and is an Adobe AIR platform that runs on PC, Mac and Linux. By connecting to multiple social networks from one place, and allowing you to merge multiple identities into unique contacts, OrSiSo helps you to simplify and filter the information and updates you receive every day. At its core lies SocialCraft(tm), an adaptive algorithm that prioritizes information based on relevance and closeness to you in real time; helping you keep up to date with your most relevant friends and contacts across all your social networks to give you more time to socialize both online …. and offline!

PR Contact: Andrew Peters – The Pacific West Communications

To find out more about OrSiSo, check out www.orsiso.com. You can download the application and be connected to all your social networks in a matter of minutes, it runs on PC, Mac and Linux.


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News Ltd editorial boss – we don’t like our journalists using Twitter – mUmBRELLA

APLINK wonders also if twitter has a limited lifespan ?

The group editorial director of News Ltd, Australia’s biggest publisher, says that the company is “very uncomfortable” with its journalists using Twitter to tell followers news. In an interview with today’s Media section of The Australian, Campbell Reid says:

“It’s our belief that journalists who work for us who have news to tell should do so through the vehicles they are employed to supply material for. We’re very uncomfortable with staff tweeting in a professional sense under their own names, for a whole bunch of reasons, not the least of which is legal protection and concern about what is published.

“Like so many things that burn so brightly on the internet, we’re watching to see how it goes. We don’t want to spend a lot of time developing policies … and in three months’ time everyone’s realised it’s another way of having fairly boring conversations.”

As well as The Australian, News Ltd’s publications include The Daily Telegraph in Sydney, The Herald Sun in Melbourne, along with The Courier-Mail in Brisbane. It also publishes news.com.au and the newly-launched opionion site The Punch, where the whole editorial team is on Twitter.

Read more on social Media & Marketing downunder here:

http://mumbrella.com.au/news-ltd-editorial-boss-we-dont-like-our-journalists-using-twitter-7193

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OrSiSo – releases latest version – Tip for existing OrSiSo users

OrSiSo just released version 1.1.19 of OrSiSo !

Organize > Your social networks

Supported networks and more being added soon!

Connect to your friends on your favorite social networks.


We currently support: Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, Friendster, Twitter, AIM, MSN Messenger & Yahoo! Messenger.

Tip for existing users

This version contains a change that might cause issues with the automatic update.
If you have problems updating to the latest version, please follow these steps :

  1. Select the “Postpone until restart” option during the update process
  2. Then exit OrSiSo and relaunch it. The application will update to version 1.1.19

    Visit OrSiSo to take control of your social networks http://orsiso.com

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