Tag Archives for Hospitality/Recreation

Google and Penguin: Bookending a Revolution

By Jeremy Wagstaff (my syndicated Loose Wire column.) As I write this two significant events are taking place: Google has said it will tie up with the American Booksellers Association—the U.S. trade group for independent bookstores—to sell ebooks. And there’s … Continue reading

05. July 2010 by jeremy
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Why Hotels Should Avoid Social Media

By Jeremy Wagstaff (this is a copy of my column for newspapers) If The Wall Street Journal is to be believed—and as a former contributor I’ve no reason to doubt it—the best way to get decent hotel service these days … Continue reading

28. June 2010 by jeremy
Categories: Internet life, PR, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Evoting? First Bad Omen

I’m in the Philippines to look at their preparations for an automated evoting election in May. This morning’s visit to the hotel’s business center wasn’t a good omen: no antivirus software on their computers. This might not tell us very … Continue reading

10. February 2010 by jeremy
Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | 3 comments

Calling Aspiring Asia Journalists

I’m responsible again this year to try to track down Asia-based journalists interested in a fellowship, funded by The Wall Street Journal Asia in association with New York University, for the three-semester masters program in business and economic reporting at … Continue reading

03. December 2009 by jeremy
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Radio Australia stuff, Jan 23 2009

For those listening to my slot on Radio Australia’s Breakfast Show, here’s what I was talking about: Inauguration fever: How it may have tipped the way we use the Net, just like the election did. (People who weren’t there weren’t … Continue reading

23. January 2009 by jeremy
Categories: Internet life, Phones, Software, apps | Tags: , | 1 comment

Radio Australia Stuff, Jan 9 2009

For those listening to my slot on Radio Australia’s Breakfast Show, here’s what I was talking about: Palm (remember them?) come up with an iPhone killer: the Pre. Cameras finally get connected: The Sony Cybershot G3 can surf the web. … Continue reading

09. January 2009 by jeremy
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Obese Texters, Back to the Future, and Scams

I make an appearance on the excellent Breakfast Club show on Radio Australia each Friday at about 01:15 GMT and some listeners have asked me post links to the stuff I talk about, so here they are. Texting reduces obesity … Continue reading

14. November 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Innovation, Phones, Search, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

Video Chat in Gmail

I’m a big fan of Google Talk (Gtalk) but hadn’t come across this before: Videochat inside the Google Talk widget inside Gmail. Does it get any better than this? (Probably, but this works pretty well. Great for those guys not … Continue reading

12. November 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Networks | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 comment

The Scam Potential of Presence Messages

David Weinberger as ever hits nail upon head with dose of humor, but his point to me opens the gates to all sorts of thoughts, some of them Web 2.0ish: Often, on the back of a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign … Continue reading

06. October 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Privacy, Scams, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Books. The New Google Juice?

Increasingly I find that if I enter a search on Google for something that I need explaining to me, the first result is a book. Of course, the book is in Google’s Book Search, but chances are the search is … Continue reading

17. July 2008 by jeremy
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