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.

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  • Search used to be older, established sites and blogs Now, new, real-time information is getting more visibility through the inclusion of tweets and Facebook in Bing and soon, Google searches
  • Ear To The (Geek) Ground - Important Tech Developments Applicable to Tourism

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

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