Social Media applications are based around the concept of user-generated content and include the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Photo sharing and Review sites, all of which I utilised this holiday period.
We spent the holiday period in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand in a few different locations (the Waikato, Whitianga, Napier & Taupo). At these locations we often did not know what restaurants and cafes were good, so other than just using the Internet for what to do in an area, we used http://dineout.co.nz (a restaurant/cafe review site with user-generated content) extensively to validate or find what restaurants and cafes we wanted to try. I also submitted my own reviews for a large number of the places we visited to dineout (see here for my reviews).
Jane & I also wrote a number of blog entries over on our Food, Wine & Family blog at http://sinnjoy.blogspot.com reviewing wine, food and whatever else we were up to which did include sorbet and icecream making (in reverse order):
- Dinner at Terroir - Craggy Range
- Napier Update number two
- Holiday Musings - Napier
- Strawberry & Cherry Ice Cream
- Homemade Peach Sorbet
- The Biggest Ice Cream You Ever Did See
- Pegasus Bay Merlot Cabernet 2004 Review
Uploading photos to Flickr and Facebook we found to be a great way to share our daily experiences and by tagging people in photos on Facebook an easy way to share pictures with people we caught up with along the way.
A well-enjoyed "connected" holiday...