App blocks social media trolls
Reports of abuse being meted out on social networks, especially to people in the public eye, is becoming a sticking point for companies such as Facebook and Twitter, and has even led to a number of arrests in the UK. A new platform called SMC4 aims to stop hurtful or brand-damaging messages being delivered to its recipients using smart algorithms. READ MORE…

App blocks social media trolls

Reports of abuse being meted out on social networks, especially to people in the public eye, is becoming a sticking point for companies such as Facebook and Twitter, and has even led to a number of arrests in the UK. A new platform called SMC4 aims to stop hurtful or brand-damaging messages being delivered to its recipients using smart algorithms. READ MORE…

Teen concierge program uses social networks to connect with young tourists
We recently wrote about 1888 Hotel, the venue that actively caters for adults obsessed with Instagram. Now Marriott Australia has introduced This City My Way, a teen concierge program that uses social networks such as Instagram and Kik to guide young adults around the city they’re visiting. READ MORE…

Teen concierge program uses social networks to connect with young tourists

We recently wrote about 1888 Hotel, the venue that actively caters for adults obsessed with Instagram. Now Marriott Australia has introduced This City My Way, a teen concierge program that uses social networks such as Instagram and Kik to guide young adults around the city they’re visiting. READ MORE…

In the Philippines, credit checks based on social media profiles
Recruiters are already using social media sites to find out more about job applicants’ histories and personality, so it stands to reason that other industries might follow suit. Sure enough, Lenddo is a financial lender based in the Philippines that takes into account customers’ social network profiles when determining their credit score. READ MORE…

In the Philippines, credit checks based on social media profiles

Recruiters are already using social media sites to find out more about job applicants’ histories and personality, so it stands to reason that other industries might follow suit. Sure enough, Lenddo is a financial lender based in the Philippines that takes into account customers’ social network profiles when determining their credit score. READ MORE…

Hotel offers personalized holiday tips through Pinterest
From customer review sites to social media recommendations, there is a plethora of info for those planning a trip to digest. We recently saw Suggestme aggregate all of this data to offer up-to-the-minute travel advice trends, but now hotel chain Four Seasons has launched Pin.Pack.Go, a Pinterest-based concierge service that offers holiday suggestions based on customers’ existing pins. READ MORE…

Hotel offers personalized holiday tips through Pinterest

From customer review sites to social media recommendations, there is a plethora of info for those planning a trip to digest. We recently saw Suggestme aggregate all of this data to offer up-to-the-minute travel advice trends, but now hotel chain Four Seasons has launched Pin.Pack.Go, a Pinterest-based concierge service that offers holiday suggestions based on customers’ existing pins. READ MORE…

In Australia, hotel caters for Instagram junkies
Springwise recently wrote about tourist-friendly stands designed by Japanese company Sunpole – helping them to take scenic selfies on their mobile devices – and our latest spotting has also recognized the importance of social media for capturing holidaymakers’ memories. The 1888 Hotel in Australia is integrating Instagram into its offerings, with facilities dedicated especially for smartphone photographers. READ MORE…

In Australia, hotel caters for Instagram junkies

Springwise recently wrote about tourist-friendly stands designed by Japanese company Sunpole – helping them to take scenic selfies on their mobile devices – and our latest spotting has also recognized the importance of social media for capturing holidaymakers’ memories. The 1888 Hotel in Australia is integrating Instagram into its offerings, with facilities dedicated especially for smartphone photographers. READ MORE…

Stores promote products based on real-time Pinterest activity
Social media activity is considered to be a benefit for brands, but it’s difficult to see the real difference it makes for offline stores. While Brazil’s C&A store has integrated Facebook into its clothes racks by showing the number of real-time likes for each item, Nordstrom has now introduced a section in its brick and mortar outlets that includes some of the most pinned products on its Pinterest page that week. READ MORE…

Stores promote products based on real-time Pinterest activity

Social media activity is considered to be a benefit for brands, but it’s difficult to see the real difference it makes for offline stores. While Brazil’s C&A store has integrated Facebook into its clothes racks by showing the number of real-time likes for each item, Nordstrom has now introduced a section in its brick and mortar outlets that includes some of the most pinned products on its Pinterest page that week. READ MORE…

At Japanese cocktail bar, customers add their own creations to the menu
Apps such as Coaster have already enabled cocktail fans to use mobile technology to find the best bars and order drinks remotely. Now Tokyo’s Logbar uses iPads to allow its patrons to make their own concoction and add it to the menu for other guests to buy. READ MORE…

At Japanese cocktail bar, customers add their own creations to the menu

Apps such as Coaster have already enabled cocktail fans to use mobile technology to find the best bars and order drinks remotely. Now Tokyo’s Logbar uses iPads to allow its patrons to make their own concoction and add it to the menu for other guests to buy. READ MORE…

Tourist suggestions crowdsourced from social media trends in real time
Netherlands-based WaarSchijntdeZonWel.nl has already provided a way for tourists to book last minute holidays based on the current weather. Now another Dutch platform – Suggestme – is doing the same for travelers looking for destinations that are popular on social media at the time and enables users to compile their own custom guide. READ MORE…

Tourist suggestions crowdsourced from social media trends in real time

Netherlands-based WaarSchijntdeZonWel.nl has already provided a way for tourists to book last minute holidays based on the current weather. Now another Dutch platform – Suggestme – is doing the same for travelers looking for destinations that are popular on social media at the time and enables users to compile their own custom guide. READ MORE…