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Weekly stories curated exclusively for digital tourism marketers
From the garage to the Googleplex.
Of course, Google’s co-founders incorporated in the garage of a friend’s home in Silicon Valley, right? But, did you know Google’s original name was Backrub? Ugh.
What was life like before Google and what Google product could you simply not live without?
On the eve of the 19th Annual eTourism Summit, we take a trip down memory lane with a look at eight Google products (maps, search, gmail, calendar, docs, talk, YouTube, Android) from when they were brand new. Have a look.
Please excuse the blatant clickbait. It’s because we want to say “Thank you.”
We’re sharing our appreciation with the eTourism Community as The Travel Vertical reaches a milestone today at 50,000 views with this issue.
Born in mid-December 2015, the free weekly newsletter is designed to highlight items of interest to digital tourism marketers and their media partners. Or to put it another way, we read dozens of articles a week so you don’t have to.
We’ve reviewed the articles you read the most as well as the articles that didn’t get the love we expected and may deserve a second look. Here we go:
BLAST FROM THE PAST: 10 POPULAR TITLES
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World Emoji Day has come and gone (Tuesday, July 17), but did it make you wonder: what is best practice for the use of emojis your social media posts? Plus characters and hashtags, too?
Hint: sometimes the answer is none.
Easy to reference infographics from Social Media Today following a study by CoSchedule can support the role of a social media manager with visuals such as this one for Instagram.
To optimize your work, check out this article:
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