Social Media Tips for Travel
Pay it Forward
Crowdsourcing relies on good travel karma. Rack it up by leaving travel tips or reviews after you’ve stayed at a hotel, experienced a much-hyped venue, or stumbled on something new. Tell others what you thought, and if you would recommend it. Whether it’s the view from your hotel room or that amazing meal you still dream about, your smartphone photos can also do much of the talking. And as I review my Pinterest board, Instagram photos, and other digital mementos, the details of my Portland trip are always at my fingertips, ready to share with anyone.
Cheat Sheet: Find interesting Twitter feeds by browsing the options under “Who to Follow.” When viewing profiles, scan their lists, which classify their feeds into topics. You can subscribe to a list to see updates from all its members without having to follow each. On Pinterest, log in with your Facebook or Twitter account and import your contacts to start following their boards. Like Twitter, Instagram also uses a hashtag system to categorize its photos, making it easy to find users with similar interests.