I am a social media hound.
I change my Facebook status frequently, I tweet often, and I blog. Not to mention email and Google calendar and posting photos. I keep up with my friends (@ScottieWo), my graduate school program (@LehighCIE), my favorite newscaster (@AnnCurry), the local deli (@BlackForestDeli), my favorite cafe (@thewisebean), my favorite bakery (@VeganTreats) my favorite baseball team (@RedSox) and a whole host of others.
My travel twitter has been slowly building steam. Luckily with articles like these, someone else takes charge of pointing you in the right direction for money-saving tweets.
“Twitter is a tool, not an application.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/4698852/Twitter-50-great-travel-tweeters.html
“Just as Kayak gleans the best fares from dozens of sources, you can manipulate Twitter to bring in a customized feed of information. http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/using-twitter-for-travel/1
“A handy tool for world roamers.” http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/2009/09/twitter-text
Some of my favorite travel tweeters include:
– @frugaltraveler — Seth is the new Frugal Traveler for NYTimes (you can still follow the former traveler, @worldmattworld). http://nytimes.com/frugaltraveler
– @GoAbroad — excellent resource for study abroad.
– @NatGeoTraveler — my favorite travel magazine, micro-blog style.
– @JetBlue — for obvious reasons! deals, deals, deals.
– @MatadorNetwork — independent travel magazine full of rockstars and incredible blogs, articles, photos and tips.
Social media has completely upended our world. It is a strange, over-connected place, where everyone knows everything about everybody else. It freaks me out, but I do kinda like it.