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1. Keep the travel industry on its toes.
Did you know that the airlines, hoteliers and other business that make up the travel industry check blogs to see what you think of their services? It’s true, and recently some businesses are changing their practices in response to negative reviews that appear online. So, next time you travel, be sure to let people know if you have a great experience… or a horrible one.
Check out this CNN article for more information.
2. Keep ANYONE on their toes… or just make them angry.
In addition to blogging your opinions about your most recent vacation, you can also rate and review pretty much any business in your local community via websites like yelp.com. While some businesses become quite upset when they receive negative reviews from yelp users, Pizzaria Delfina in San Francisco has ‘taken back’ the insults and hurled them right back at their customers in a comedic use of irony.
More on Yelp and sites like it here.
Have you seen this video? One of the most popular on the web, it’s earned over 9,000,000 views since first posted last year (even topping Super Bowl commercials aired the same week)! In the five minute clip Michael Wesch, a professor of anthropology at Kansas State University, shows how digital text has redefined the medium of text as a whole, and its connection to underlying … Continue reading Web 2.0: The Machine is Us/ing Us