Earth Hour 2010 – Learn Social Media By Example

Earth Hour is an event organized by the WWF to raise awareness about global warming that started off in the city of Sydney, Australia in 2007. The event’s message spread like wildfire through the internet by word of mouth through social media networks and blogs. The event usually takes place at the last Saturday of March between 8:30-9:30 p.m. local time for all the participants.

In the 2009 event, 88 countries and 4,159 cities participated in Earth Hour of that year, with the biggest participant being the USA and an estimated number of 80,000,000 participants in 318 cities across 8 states.

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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.

How a BBQ Business Becomes Viral — Learn SM by Example

Kogi BBQ, the mobile food truck is question is not a modern business, per say. After all, all they did—product-wise—was replace the ice-maker with a grill. Their real innovation, which goes beyond being a campaign and turns into downright business brilliance, is using Twitter to give their mobile food truck business, some, um, @oomph.

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