Favorite (Twitter) Moments From The Governor’s Conference on Tourism

The Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism was held this week, looking at ‘The Next 5 Years,’ and providing professional development sessions, valuable networking, and opportunities to meet with tourism professionals. Here are the top tweeted moments from this year’s conference:   Tourism in #Maine up 7% in the last year! #tourism #METourConf — Lisa Eldridge (@LisaEldridge207)…

Hospitality and Social Media 101

Someone tweeted that they need a vacation … did you respond?  Keeping up with the constantly evolving world of social media can be daunting. However, a solid digital presence can result in an enormous payoff for hospitality businesses. Mobile apps and services have become increasingly prevalent, and a recent study found that 52% of travelers…

Daily Must Reads

The media, tech, & culture stories people are talking about today, curated by Jeff Howland. 1. Why do we expect so much from Nate Silver? (Benjamin Wallace-Wells, New York Magazine 2. Is there anything more public than Twitter? (Jillian C. York, Global Voices 3. Samsung tells the story behind the selfie that ate Hollywood (and…

Daily Must Reads

The media, tech, & culture stories people are talking about today, curated by Jeff Howland. 1. Facebook’s Facial Recognition ‘Approaching Human-Level Performance’ (Jamie Condliffe, Gizmodo) 2. Do Media Startups Have Staying Power? (Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View) 3. Nate Silver’s new FiveThirtyEight site launches, but can his data-driven journalism find a market? (Mathew Ingram, GigaOm) 4.…

Daily Must Reads

The media, tech, & culture stories people are talking about today, curated by Jeff Howland. 1. Maine Businesses Doing Social Media Right (Pat Lemieux, Dream Local Digital) 2. Why We Hate Google Glass – And All New Tech (Ron Miller, TechCrunch) 3. Time to ditch uniques and page views for engagement in measuring digital audiences…

Daily Must Reads

  The media, tech, & culture stories people are talking about today, curated by Jeff Howland. 1.  The rise of the mobile editor (Ricardo Bilton, Digiday) 2.  There is no ‘online’ and ‘offline’ marketing anymore (Kimberlee Morrison, Social Times) 3.  55% of Visitors Spend Fewer Than 15 Seconds on Your Website. Should You Care? (Ginny…

Daily Must Reads

Daily Must Reads The media, tech, & culture stories people are talking about today, curated by Jeff Howland. 1. Upworthy co-founder at SXSW: ‘This is what media should do’ (Sam Kirkland, Poynter) 2. Why so many digital publishers are flocking back to print (Ricardo Bilton, Digiday) 3. Why Twitter Can’t Keep Crashing (Matt Honan, Wired)…

Geekbook | 5 Things You Should See

by Jeff Howland 1. A Ukrainian soldier who is trapped in his base in Crimea gets visited by his daughter. 2. Theron Humphrey has compiled 50 stories from across America about why people adopted their pets. 3. 29 Incredible Colorized Historical Photos. 4. Shocking ‘Second a Day‘ video shows the impact of war on children.…