Here are some great posts from the past week about social media:
1: Beyond Foursquare: What Search Engines Could Do With Location Data | New York Times
Tourism Tech Corner thinks: This is great news for consumers everywhere. With proper integration, Google Maps may, by default, look a lot like FourWhere.com (Read our post about FourWhere here), and search results could have some great location-based tips baked right in (Check out our post about Bing Maps’ Foursquare layer here).
2: Status Update: Facebook Logs 500 Million Users | USAToday
Tourism Tech Corner thinks: With half a billion users, Facebook shouldn’t be ignored. The good news is that more and more organizations are joining Facebook every day in an effort to leverage the platform.
3: Is Email More Important Than Social Networks? | KyleLacy.com
Tourism Tech Corner thinks: Kyle hits some great points in his post. In the end, the channel you use to communicate with your customers should depend on what your customers want.
4: 5 Mobile Commerce Trends for 2010 | Mashable
Tourism Tech Corner thinks: With smartphone sales rising 49% in the first quarter of 2010, mobile technologies are here to stay. Here are some trends to keep an eye out for through 2010.