Today’s social media challenge expands on yesterday’s checklist: Be generous and write a testimonial for someone. Talk up someone else’s business. Add a star to images on Flickr, add the Facebook event to your wall or give a thumb’s up to a video on @YouTube. If you have an account on Foursquare, ‘check in’ at a place you like that you’d recommend to visitors.
Question of the day: How do we encourage and evaluate local input in tourism? I see a lot of charitable trips and volunteering options, but it’s unclear to me how much local input these initiatives have. What questions should we ask those organizing tours?
Today’s livestreaming real-time Zipcast focuses on artesnia and folk art. Tomorrow we are talking about all things ‘wiki’ – a Polynesian word that means ‘quick’ and which has quickly been adopted as a platform for collaboration of encyclopedic proportions. Please join us at 8:30am Mexico time (GMT-6) online Slideshare. You can preview Wiki.