My Twitter Digest for the Past Week 2010-01-11

  • Very cool Augmented Reality App – RT @google: Physics + space + IT = Sky Map app for Android http://bit.ly/8yMb9g #
  • @AvWeekBenet A personal favorite is Young Island Resort – off the coast of St. Vincent. Small & off the beaten path #travel in reply to AvWeekBenet #
  • Hotel Revenue Management tool company seeking exec currently with hotel chain or OTA 4 US business development VP role #job #
  • Impressed @lonelyplanet continues to raise the bar w/ Compass Android Augmented Reality App & Trippy Google Wave Extension #
  • Great listing – UK focus RT @lonelyplanet: RT @timestravel: The 100 best summer holidays for 2010 http://cli.gs/qW1Qy #lp #
  • @coolmind33 No offense, but I follow your blog, not your tweets. No need to follow me if my tweets do not provide value 4 u in reply to coolmind33 #
  • Controversial Bay Area TV news report on Yelp! pressuring businesses to advertise & avoid review impact http://j.mp/8w15ry #
  • Saw @WilliamShatner in local Milwaukee personal injury attorney TV ad. Is he Denny Crane, The Negotiator, both? #priceline #
  • A great UI for RSS feeds RT @mashable: You can skim Mashable stories using Google's Fast Flip service http://bit.ly/80JtJ9 #
  • Thanks to all for the birthday wishes for me and kind words for Edie. She is doing better – still headaches, dizzy & nausea #
  • Google's new mobile "Near Me Now" raises the bar for location based services. Travel Industry, take note http://j.mp/6TTsKG #
  • Thanks @Triphow – I have a nasty habit of sometimes writing comments longer than the original blog posts… :) #
  • New Yr & Xmas on Fridays create positive YOY weekly US Hotel stats http://j.mp/4ujDYY (Took 4 days off = 10 day vacation) #
  • .@rohitbhargava writes about What Vegas Can Teach You About Marketing http://j.mp/7E9eNl | Added a comment on how & why… #
  • Thanks Alan – Elvis is a tough act to follow… RT @alaneyoung: @RobertKCole Have a great Birthday tomorrow! #
  • @barbdelollis: My favorite example of a hotel party gone bad: http://j.mp/Ip9zf in reply to barbdelollis #
  • Watching Pranav Mistry TEDIndia presentation on 6th Sense user interfaces; open source & cheap hardware http://j.mp/8KnclK #
  • @augieray So how was your first 2.8 California quake? Not that bad, right? Just remember Richter scale is logarithmic… :) in reply to augieray #
  • Just returned from ER – My wife slipped on ice & fractured her skull. Miraculously, she is doing very well. #prayersplease #
  • @elliottng @MrTweet offers some interesting tools. Has suggested some great people to follow & the recommendations help too in reply to elliottng #
  • MICROS acquires TIG Global http://j.mp/58ayv1 – Joins Sabre/E-Site Marketing & TravelClick/iHotelier tech/marketing combos #
  • @Armano Suggest Soho Grand (my pick), Hampton Inn (cheapest), or Trump Soho (newest – Mar 1) near Edelman office #nychotels in reply to Armano #
  • Very clever: Linking @TripIt account to @Yapta triggers airline refund alerts http://bit.ly/4YSshp (via @shintz:) #travel #
  • Great pros, cons & insights by @timoreilly on Google's Nexus One phone after using it for a few weeks http://bit.ly/7Oqeqe (correct link) #
  • Great pros, cons & insights by @timoreilly on Google's Nexus One phone after using it for a few weeks http://bit.ly/7K3bzH #
  • What I learned on vacation: Social media & technology r great, but focus must be on a great customer experience #backtowork #
  • RT @Triphow: Touching story from Chicago Trib – Almost redeems your faith in air travel – http://bit.ly/7K3bzH #airlines #
  • All your important questions about the 2010 Vancouver Olympics answered by snopes.com http://j.mp/6iz55q via @ebertchicago #
  • @jgheller Highly recommend Pacific Whale Foundation in Lahaina, Maui 4 whale watching – in Feb, you should hit peak #hawaii in reply to jgheller #
  • NYC Hotel ~30-35M annual revenue seeking quality GM – Let me know if you know someone who might be interested #job #
  • It's Official, I want one… RT @mashable: "IT'S OFFICIAL: Google's Nexus One Phone Revealed [PICS]" – http://bit.ly/7b5tjg #
  • Post vacation climate decompression strategy: HNL 80 / IAH 50 / MKE 20 degrees – Don't want to get the bends #backtoreality #
  • Top Twenty Headlines of 2009 from FARK.com http://j.mp/6Z7mou | Some really great ones in here… #
  • Sorry @AirTran Your advance seat assignment policy earned you the 2009 Unsuspecting Travel Zero Award http://bit.ly/7GfUnr #
  • @global_gourmet Thought your experience earned @FSSantaBarbara the 2009 Unsuspecting Travel Hero Award http://j.mp/7GfUnr #
  • @FSSantaBarbara Thanks for exceeding customer expectations – 2009 Unsuspecting Travel Hero Winner http://j.mp/7GfUnr #
About Robert Cole

Robert Cole is the founder of RockCheetah, a hotel marketing strategy and travel technology consulting practice. He also authors the Views from a Corner Suite Blog and publishes the Travel Quote of the Day. Robert speaks regularly at major travel industry conferences, authors articles for leading travel industry publications, advises travel-related startups and the equity investment community. He is an evangelist for the global travel industry.