My Twitter Digest for the Past Week 2009-11-02

My Twitter Digest for the Past Week 2009-11-02
  • @GeoBeats #Oasis #cruise video shows perfect use of social media: new ship, unique event & presented personally by captain in reply to GeoBeats #
  • RT @CruiseGuy: Video of Royal Caribbean’s #Oasis of the Seas limbos under Danish bridge by 2 feet @ 20 knots! #cruise http://ow.ly/yDEa #
  • Starwood declares $0.20 annual cash dividend – release skips mentioning the 78% cut from $0.90/share :(  http://j.mp/4wbFov #
  • Republic letting Midwest Airlines operating certificate lapse tonight. Keeps brand & colors only http://tinyurl.com/yfudg4l #
  • RT @elliottng: @jebworks I’m going to pick @jowyang’s brain for insights for @phocuswright panel | I’ll do the same with @augieray :)  #
  • @RadioMilwaukee Halloween requests? Sympathy for the Devil, Werewolves of London, Lola, Walk on the Wild Side & ANYTHING BUT Monster Mash in reply to RadioMilwaukee #
  • Scary Four Seasons Hotels Ad (Created by ad agency Ammirati & Puris as a joke) Happy Halloween! http://j.mp/4lDNsO #lp #
  • @jenleo Had to abandon my hotel list project until Twitter adds Lists to their API functionality. Had a cool workaround, but wasn’t reliable #
  • A great joke ad by agency Ammirati & Puris – Happy Halloween! http://j.mp/4lDNsO |  My gift from @FourSeasons when I left #
  • Checkout the @FourSeasons hotel portfolio in 1979. A much different group then, but signs of greatness http://j.mp/2A24if #
  • RT @andybeal: Want to see something spooky? Tweet either #trick or #treat (imp: no other words) & you’ll get a Halloween treat from @Twitter #
  • RT @TravlandLeisure: What’s your favorite food market around the world? | Seattle’s Pike Place Market & Hilo’s Fish Market #
  • @PerrinPost I’ll be at #PhoCusWright – looking forward to sitting on the “Battle for Smart Trip Planning” panel on Wed AM in reply to PerrinPost #
  • Forbes CMO session report by @jowyang covers budget holds & marketers changing from bowling to pinball http://bit.ly/NQCaY #
  • RT @rww: Google Wave Federation: Why it Matters http://bit.ly/yk2eM | Very cool (interesting for tech geeks only) #
  • @jenleo Working on a big hotel list right now – not quite ready for prime time (filtering out bogus accounts) Hopefully later today… in reply to jenleo #
  • @TourismMarketer Thanks for the Retweet! in reply to TourismMarketer #
  • Liked @JEBworks comment on @PhoCusWright calling travel booking today a “click-o-rama”  Well said. http://bit.ly/2njN1h #
  • I recommend @RobertKCole for @EverywhereTrip’s Travel list on Listorious http://bit.ly/7Ur12 because he has a 98.7:1 signal to noise ratio. #
  • The @FourSeasons Magazine site continues to provide some exceptional editorial quality in its articles http://bit.ly/31WYbL #
  • Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia CEO comments on Choice issue during 3Q earnings call. Sees negligible impact http://j.mp/3L7fYo #
  • RT @hharteveldt @augieray: 6 Must Read Posts about ROI of Social Media http://ow.ly/xpkt | Travel Industry – follow these 2 #
  • Cornell Center 4 Hospitality Research – Billboard Effect of OTA’s on Non-OTA Bookings (Free Reg Reqd) http://j.mp/3tpFlN #
  • Both Jim Young http://j.mp/3OIyND & @spencerrascoff http://j.mp/2CY1m0 give @HudsonCrossing input on Expedia / Choice rift #
  • RT @travelrants @Marilyn_Res: for hardcore National Geo nerds like @EverywhereTrip, 50 yrs of covers http://bit.ly/3odSi6 #
  • Hotel Owners: Serious investor seeking to acquire hotels on a cash, quick-close, no financing contingency basis. DM 4 info #
  • RT @forrester: 5 ways for senior marketing professionals to toe-dip into social media http://retwt.me/1H9e9 (via @minicooper) #
  • @rww A Google Wave Use Case for Travel Planning by Travel Agents would be outstanding – provides new level of collaboration in reply to rww #
  • NYTimes tests New York hotel channel/rate integrity. Raises many issues. Only @FourSeasons on target. http://bit.ly/28Iz5I #
  • Where’s Apple of Online Travel? Apple survived sophomore slump with LISA – Less patience in travel @PhoCusWright @JEBworks #
  • @elliottng Have same issue w/Google Wave. Requested invite Day 1. Tweeted, blogged & evangelized Wave, still nothing. Can @twephanie help? #
  • RT @jowyang: Ritz Carlton’s marketing chief says hotel mgmt at each property spends 1 hour reviewing online convos each am #
  • @elliottng re: Twitter lists.  My 11 year old daughter, who parked a Twitter ID & tweeted once got lists a week ago – odd. in reply to elliottng #
  • Thanks @VFMLeonardo for live tweeting the @HEDNA_ORG virtual roundtable conference call. No hashtag, so search HEDNA-VFML #
  • #HotelsOTA panel asked if OTA’s were requesting LRA across all rate plans or only on BAR hotel-only tier. No answer – Hmmm #
  • Thanks to @HOTELSmagazine for live tweeting the Working with Intermediaries webinar – saving me from note taking #HotelsOTA #
  • @MLBChicky Thought AOL CD was lost mail from 1997, but had (c)2009 on the back – New AOL long tail postal/dial-up strategy? in reply to MLBChicky #
  • I like good news – @Forrester sees US IT market bottoming out & predicts tech recovery in 2010 http://j.mp/2ZTFEh #
  • @travelxpert – Thanks for adding me to your @travelxpert/traveltechnology list.  Need to build some more lists myself… #
  • Wow – Mail just delivered a CD from AOL offering dial-up Internet access with 1 month free! What list am I on? #flashback #
  • @equalman I am both a Fisch & Social Media fan – still wondering why you don’t update the video – Accurate stats would help the cause a lot. in reply to equalman #
  • @HotelBlogs If you want Pushpin Maps, this Yahoo! Pipes App will do it – 1 for friends, 1 for followers (can be edited) http://bit.ly/2PA0LQ in reply to HotelBlogs #
  • @HotelBlogs TwitterAnalyzer has a Followers Density Map under the Friends tab. Really like the application – lots of other functionality. in reply to HotelBlogs #
  • RT @askirby: Breaking news: Hotel workers vote to strike at Chicago’s 6 Starwood properties. #
  • RT @Travelscream: Airline Industry vs. Hotel Industry http://bit.ly/338wdu | Hotel Teatro “gets” hospitality – It’s service #
  • @nyccase Great, would like to get your reaction. Am I overreacting or being too protective of Social Media by focusing on facts v. emotion? in reply to nyccase #
  • RT @MOF2009: Suzanne Cook talks about conscious consumer. Frugality reigns, quest for value. Travelers trading down, not out #
  • @nyccase Read @equalman page/comments http://j.mp/bRbFG + see DYK 3.0 http://j.mp/17khCs | Accurate, original? You decide (has correct link) #
  • @nyccase Oops – disregard last tweet – accidentally included wrong link… I will retweet… :)  in reply to nyccase #
  • Wondering why #CASMA tweeting has stopped – a) No Internet access; b) Assn Gag order; c) Late night in Vegas | My guess = c #
  • @Susantravels Once again, enjoying your stenographic skills with rapid-fire #mof09 tweeting – Thanks! in reply to Susantravels #
  • @nyccase Read @equalman page/comments http://j.mp/bRbFG + see DYK 3.0 http://bit.ly/2×67zC | Accurate, original? You decide in reply to nyccase #
  • RT @RobertBaracz: #mof09 Q: How 2 develop social media strategy w/ rapid change? A: Focus on Mktg Obj’s, then review tools #
  • Congrats @ValynP on your Tnooz Nodification, no… Nodization…. uh, Nodding – not, Noodling – wrong.  Getting Tnoozed? #
  • @barbdelollis Not available Wed AM, but happy to give you my take on the new Travelocity policies. The OTA’s gloves are off in reply to barbdelollis #
  • Full 45 min video interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt at Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo Orlando 2009 http://bit.ly/2×67zC #
  • Travelocity tells @barbdelollis New lowest #hotel price guarantee (to arrival) & booking fee reduction http://bit.ly/nj81f #
  • RT @SteffanAntonas: Google’s Eric Schmidt – What the Web Will Look Like in 5 Yrs http://bit.ly/1W3nUz | Hint: Learn Chinese #
  • MGM Mirage Las Vegas CityCenter Valuation $4.88 Billion | $2 Billion lower than earlier this year http://bit.ly/3v83dW #
  • RT @tlist: How to Make Money While Traveling http://bit.ly/f0Wb5 | And they are all legal! No Midnight Express style plots #
  • @pappas Question for @googletravel’s Dan Siegler – How does he see Google Wave benefiting travel? #casma in reply to pappas #
  • RT @TWtravelnews: Travel Promotion Act: Who’s paying and who isn’t http://bit.ly/2Dt56f | Very interesting article #
  • RT @TinaPace: China’s youth changing dramatically. Traveling to U.S. for real goods, not knock-offs. They r spending #mof09 #
  • Following #casma, #mof09 & #fcf09 simultaneously. Thanks @TweetDeck for keeping all these streams (plus my others) straight #
  • RT @heidiskinner: You don’t need the technology, you need to find the problem you are trying to solve. Via @Hilton #FCF09 #
  • RT @frandiam: Biggest challenge for Hilton is being genuine with customers in social space. #fcf09 #
  • @pappas Question for Social Media Session – How do you measure social media ROI? (That always prompts discussion) #casma in reply to pappas #
  • RT @jkottcamp: Technology allows ability to personalize the individual, but who creates individualized content. This is the challenge #fcf09 #
  • RT @marcpickren: We are now in the era of consumer control. #FCF09 #
  • @nyccase It’s sad when disregard for intellectual property, inaccurate stats & hype undermine power of social media #mof09 in reply to nyccase #
  • RT @TravlandLeisure: If money was no object, where would you go next? | Mars – really glad money was not an issue… :)  #
  • RT @pappas: Phocuswright says airlines need to make their web site sematic search ready. #Casma | Agree – Hotels & DMOS too #
  • @MOF2009 Socialnomics video is an example of social media at its worst – many stats are bogus http://bit.ly/7zRbc #mof09 in reply to MOF2009 #
  • @SFCMO Check this blog post re: Social media video – It’s an example of social media at its worst http://bit.ly/7zRbc #mof09 in reply to SFCMO #
  • RT @aworre: 3.3mm affluent travellers still used a travel agent for most recent trip #MOF09 | Like this kind of good news #
  • Checked a prospective client’s website with the WeWe tool http://bit.ly/YGms6 | Scored 0% Customer & 0% Self focus – yikes! #
  • RT @HudsonCrossing: Letterman on NW Pilots: http://bit.ly/DYelJ | Classic Top 10 List #
  • RT @RobertBaracz: #mof09 Gallup says spending less is the new normal. Major impact on travel spending and rates. #
  • Finally, logical, customer-centric airfare pricing. Thank you @SouthwestAir for the 4th Quarter Sale http://bit.ly/14Bn7F #
  • Some interesting tech ideas 4 the geek travel concept @elliottng @EliteTravelGal @christinelu – let me know if interested #
  • The New Las Vegas Math: [(“What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas”) / Camera * Facebook ^Twitter] = Trouble #
  • Can’t believe #CASMA played the Social Media Revolution Video. An example of Social Media at its worst: http://bit.ly/7zRbc #
  • @fareologist Not to be too picky, but FYI, The Bahamas – not technically in the Caribbean. It’s in the Atlantic :)  #TwavelTwivia in reply to fareologist #
  • Matt Cutts explains how Google Social Search works – http://bit.ly/4rFAeZ #
  • #TwavelTwivia @fareologist Punta Cana #
  • @fareologist Be careful with $500 Four Seasons vouchers. Some would commit brazen acts / sacrifice loved ones #TwavelTwivia in reply to fareologist #
  • Fighting for consumer travel rights @elliottdotorg http://j.mp/4bXzZN & @RayLaHood http://j.mp/2NGIiF | Healthy interaction #
  • RT @flightwisdom: What Happened on Northwest Flight 188? http://bit.ly/4fUAmk #

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