How To Plan the Perfect Trip – & Save Loads of Money

In the first part of this series, I talked about how I plan my trips from gathering information about a country and its attractions, to picking the right hotel room or checking what events are going on in town. In this part, I’ll be talking about how to find out about the best deals, last minute offers and packages and any corners that you can cut to get more bang for your buck.

Booking the Trip

When I’m flexible with my plans (or procrastinating) and working with a shoe string budget I hit Voyij.com to get an idea of what my options are; it never fails to inspire. Aside from being able to search through many internet sites for the best and cheapest deals that fit your budget, it also has a great Twitter Stream. It offers a real-time search for the best deals offered on Twitter and there is always a chance to catch some awesome fire sale offers on there.

Some of the best deals are offered on Twitter

Some of the best deals are offered on Twitter

I usually like to compare deals and prices that I get on the web and hence I love Kayak.com, too.  Kayak allows searching across several online booking sites like Expedia, Orbitz and others along with their own site, giving the option of comparing them head to head and picking the cheapest deal. The flexible date search option, which requires you to register with them, is always helpful to make sure you get the best price.

1,2,3… FIGHT! The Winklevoss Brothers Vs. Zuckerberg, Again?

The two Americans who were awarded millions of dollars after claiming they had come up with the idea for Facebook say their legal battle isn’t over“.

Zuckerberg thought that his nightmare was over, after having paid around $65 million for case settlement back in mid 2008, when the Winklevoss brothers came back for more! They are now vowing to continue with their steps for legal action in efforts to reclaim “what was rightfully theirs” in the first place: “It’s our duty to stand for principles. We’re willing to wait around and make sure that’s what right has been made right,” said Tyler Winklevoss.

The Winklevoss borthers gearing Up for the fight!

The Winklevoss brothers gearing up for the fight!

If you haven’t heard about this story before, here’s what happened in a nutshell: In 2008, the two brothers, ConnectU founders, alleged that Harvard classmate Mark Zuckerberg strung them along and stole their idea of creating Facebook and ended up settling. The settlement of the battle between Facebook and ConnectU involved the award of Facebook shares to the Winklevoss twins. They later on appealed over the terms of the settlement but the judge denied their request.

How to Plan the Perfect Trip – Where & When to Go On It

Take a look at how social media changed the way we travel and our out of country experiences, through tools and sites such as Facebook, Trip Adviser, Voyji, Seat Guru and Couch Surfing.

Quirky News of the Web — March 2010

There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago.

So the Quirky News of the Web section will be dedicated to those pieces of news that might go unnoticed but still pack quite the punch.

Facebook: Facts and Figures Infograph [image]

Facebook: Facts and Figures Infograph [image]

Now the fact that Facebook has a lot of users, more than 400 million of them, is pretty well known by now but there are some more starling figures that are included in this infograph by Website-Monitoring.com. Some of the more interesting figures are that more than 50% of active users log on to Facebook on any given day, that must...

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Amnesty’s “Reach Out for Kenya” Campaign – Learn Social Media By Example

Amnesty’s “Reach Out for Kenya” Campaign – Learn Social Media By Example

Reach out for Kenya on Flickr

Stepping out of the ordinary and into a more viral and unique venue, Amnesty International decided to harvest the power of social media in order to promote its "Reach Out for Kenya" campaign.

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How to Celebrate This Easter À la Social Media Style!

How to Celebrate This Easter À la Social Media Style!

Gourmet Gift Basket's Sweepstakes

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha Inspired by these beautiful words of love, sharing and wisdom, the Thoughtpick team brings you a compilation of various ways in which you can share the joy of [...]

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Nestle: Even Giants Are Afraid of Social Media!

Nestle: Even Giants Are Afraid of Social Media!

Nestle's Facebook Page

Nestle's fear is all related to sustaining its image. Understandable of course. However, the over protective and controlling method which they are going about to protect this image and reputation seems to be upsetting the crowds and bringing more criticism than positive reactions!

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Who the F*** Is Justin Bieber?

The other day I was flipping through the channels, just trying to numb my brain in between things and not trying to think of anything in particular. It is one of my favorite procrastination techniques and an absolute time waste. As I was flipping I happened across a music channel, I'm inclined to say MTV out of habit but since they...

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HOW TO: Create a Kick-ass Facebook Fan Page

HOW TO: Create a Kick-ass Facebook Fan Page

The Victoria's Secret PINK

One of the main tools that a business should equip its self with in its social media marketing assault is a Facebook Fanpage. Now no need to get into the "Why" (but if you insist --- those 350 million users should be the only reason that you need) but we are going to be concerning our self with the "How" today. We will go over...

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