Posts Tagged ‘ social networking ’
Going Local is ‘hot’
5 responses - Posted 03.09.12

Elle Magazine has named as number three on its ‘hot list’ of ten websites that explore new trends in tourism, namely looking at ways travellers can stay in the homes of locals and bypass the traditional hotel.

Top 50 travel websites
8 responses - Posted 05.08.11

The Independent published their list of 50 Best Travel Websites last week. At the time, I was off exploring Misiones, northern Argentina, so this is a belated catch-up. As some readers have pointed out on the Twitter, it’s frustrating that the online version isn’t accessible as a straight list and instead you have to click […]

Why Couchsurfing is great for language learners
4 responses - Posted 05.13.10

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I really can’t emphasis this point enough: is fantastic for language learners. And not just for hosts/guests. It can be a godsend in your home town too and it needn’t involve a single couch. I have raved about Couchsurfing’s Buenos Aires forum before (see: Top three ways […]

Would Facebook have stopped the Argentinian Dirty War?
3 responses - Posted 03.22.10

Yes, I chose this headline to get your attention. I’m not being trivial and I don’t really think Facebook alone can stop a war. But I do have a serious point to make, if you bear with me. This Wednesday is Día de la Memoria in Argentina. It’s remembrance day to honour the 30,000 people who […]

What travel networks are doing wrong
4 responses - Posted 02.17.10

Where next? A video introduction to the semantic web (aka Web 3.0)   Thanks for everyone who commented on the Guardian Travel Blog looking at ‘where we are now’ with travel networking. So far we’re up to 40-plus comments  and it seems everyone had something interesting to say. So where are travel networks going wrong? Here […]

Has Couchsurfing grown up?
6 responses - Posted 02.15.10

  Is Couchsurfing now mainstream? 1.5m users is huge number for something supposed to be ‘alternative’. But it depends on what circles you mix in. A couple of years ago, I found myself often having to start from scratch explaining the concept to other travellers in hostels. Couchsurfing was by no means new then, but […]

The shame of saying ‘we met via Twitter’
4 responses - Posted 01.14.10

Taking Twitter into the real world: Video from CollegeHumor. Some weeks ago I went to a party, which I was invited to via someone on Twitter. It was a Tweetsgiving event (an organisation which, if you get beyond the cringey name, is doing great work raising finds for schools in Tanzania). I was invited by […]

Online accommodation networks will not be the death of B&Bs
5 responses - Posted 12.22.09

After my post on the setting up an online accommodation network, I got a great link sent to me by one of my interviewees, Peter of It was a post on an innkeepers’ forum by someone who felt that felt that sites like AirBnB are a major threat to the hotel industry. what can […]

Freeconomy again: the social network that limits your time online
2 responses - Posted 11.21.09

Continuing on from my blog about the Cashless Man, Mark Boyle, here’s a snippet of info I found on his blog about the social network he’s created called the Freeconomy Community and how he’d hate for it to become the new Facebook. Whereas Facebook’s objective is to keep people on-line, reading their adverts, for as […]


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