Ear To The (Geek) Ground - Important Tech Developments Applicable to Tourism
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Keynote for northwest Oklahoma's Red Carpet Country tourism conference, on new tech developments that I think are very important for tourism professionals to know.

Keynote for northwest Oklahoma's Red Carpet Country tourism conference, on new tech developments that I think are very important for tourism professionals to know.

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Ear To The (Geek) Ground - Important Tech Developments Applicable to Tourism Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Ear To The (Geek) Ground: What’s New? Sheila Scarborough Tourism Currents For Red Carpet Country Tourism
  • 2. Here it comes!
    • Mobile
    • (did I say “mobile” yet?)
    • Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine
    • Custom maps using Google Maps
  • 3. Mobile
    • Smartphones – the Web in your purse – “is ramping faster than any tech cycle I've seen in modern times." Mary Meeker at Web 2.0 Summit last week.
  • 4. Mobile
    • Smartphone + social media = huge
    • iPhone a big game changer, but….
    • Tons of new phones coming
      • Google’s Android
      • BlackBerry
      • Palm
  • 5. Photo courtesy Melissa Sconyers on Facebook
  • 6. Google Challenger - Bing
  • 7. Customized Online Maps
  • 8. This just in….
  • 9. Courtesy Andres Musta on Flickr CC
  • 10. Takeaways….
    • It’s moving faster than ever
    • Keeping track of Facebook, etc. is not child’s play any more.
      • Yep, Twitter is actual work.
    • Don’t be spooked by tech
    • Find trusted teachers/mentors
  • 11. Thanks for your time!
    • Sheila Scarborough
      • @SheilaS
    • @TourismCurrents
    • @BeckyMcCray
    • [email_address]