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How the sharing economy is shaking the hotel industry

How the sharing economy is shaking the hotel industry

How the sharing economy is shaking the hotel industry Can social media change full-fledged industries? Can the online world revolutionize entire sectors? When planning a holiday, staying at a hotel has been the traditional way of ‘doing things’. But not in recent years. With the rise of social technologies, a brand new system has emerged […]

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Posted in: Social Media Applications, Social media development, Social Media Implementation, Social Media landscape, Social Media Opportunities

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TOWARDS A SHARING ECONOMY

TOWARDS A SHARING ECONOMY

TOWARDS A SHARING ECONOMY   As social media grows and more applications are born, we are gradually shifting towards what some have dubbed the ‘sharing economy’. The sharing economy is a peer-to-peer economic model, whereby people rent out and borrow goods and services directly from each other. Participants of the sharing economy bypass traditional providers […]

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Posted in: Social media development, Social Media for Executives, Social Media landscape, Social Media Opportunities

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ROBOT AMAZES OBAMA IN A SHORT MEETING BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE

ROBOT AMAZES OBAMA IN A SHORT MEETING BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE

IMAGE: AP PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER/ASSOCIATED PRESS   ROBOT AMAZES OBAMA IN A SHORT MEETING BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE   If you’ve watched the recent video of President Barack Obama being greeted by a Japanese robot and you’ve felt like I did, then you’ve probably been awestricken too. Watching a 4 ft 3, 106 lb, speaking, walking, […]

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Posted in: Social Media Applications, Social media development, Social Media Implementation, Social Media landscape, Social Media Opportunities

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SOCIAL MEDIA RISK MECHANISMS

SOCIAL MEDIA RISK MECHANISMS

SOCIAL MEDIA RISK MECHANISMS   Whilst social media presents many business opportunities, it also triggers risk mechanisms that companies need to be aware of, and manage. With the rise of social media tools, the increase in Internet users and the mushrooming of devices that support this system, company operations are increasingly exposed to the world. […]

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Posted in: Social media development, Social Media for Executives, Social Media Implementation

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SOCIAL MEDIA QUOTE – Simon Mainwaring

SOCIAL MEDIA QUOTE – Simon Mainwaring

Social media quote   ‘One of the greatest challenges companies face in adjusting to the impact of social media, is knowing where to start.’ Simon Mainwaring Simon Mainwaring makes a very important point when it comes to integrating the growing potential of social media within business. Managers are often overwhelmed by social media and the […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA QUOTE – Kaylene Moore

SOCIAL MEDIA QUOTE – Kaylene Moore

SOCIAL MEDIA QUOTE – Kaylene Moore   ‘Turning potentially negative situations into positive ones was one of the biggest opportunities social media offered SMEs’ Kaylene Moore, digital marketing consultant and director of The SEO Hub   In this quote, Moore highlights one of the most interesting of social media opportunities. The possibility to have open […]

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Posted in: Social Media Opportunities, Social Media Quotes

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SOCIAL MEDIA RISK: HOW MUCH FREEDOM DO WE HAVE?

SOCIAL MEDIA RISK: HOW MUCH FREEDOM DO WE HAVE?

SOCIAL MEDIA RISK: HOW MUCH FREEDOM DO WE HAVE?   With the recent spying scandal springing from the discovery of Prism, an Internet-surveillance scheme developed by the United States; how much freedom do we have when it comes to using social media? It is important to be aware of the different risks involved when using […]

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TWITTER’S AND FACEBOOK’S NEW VIDEO SERVICES

TWITTER’S AND FACEBOOK’S NEW VIDEO SERVICES

TWITTER’S AND FACEBOOK’S NEW VIDEO SERVICES   Stagnation is definitely not what defines social media. Moving, changing, evolving – this is what best describes this expanding ecosystem of countless apps. Just five months ago, Twitter introduced yet another brand new app; Vine – a short-video service allowing users to record 6 seconds of film before […]

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Social Media Quote – Darwin

Social Media Quote – Darwin

Social media quote – Darwin “In the long history of humankind those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Charles Darwin Social media is the result of the Internet revolution, and the Internet revolution is the result of human innovation. The theory of evolution is at the center of our survival story, […]

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Posted in: Mobility, Social Media Quotes

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BLACKBOARD Inc.; HOW IT USED TWITTER TO ENHANCE ITS BUSINESS

BLACKBOARD Inc.; HOW IT USED TWITTER TO ENHANCE ITS BUSINESS

BLACKBOARD Inc.; HOW IT USED TWITTER TO ENHANCE ITS BUSINESS   Blackboard Inc., a company that provides enterprise software to various organizations, with a strong focus on education software for education providers, is the subject of an interesting example of how a business-to-business company used social media to reach its business goals. The company focused […]

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