Steve Rubel just wrote about the web 2.0 impact in the tourism industry, of all things. In fact, you might want to watch his blog for awhile. He says “Over the next several weeks I am going to start posting about the
global medium to long-term impact Web 2.0 will have on different
industry sectors.” Now THAT should be highly interesting!
Anyway… check out the tourism article. Some great quotes:
“In the Web 2.0 era, the power is shifting. The authority figure is no longer the travel agent or even the media. It’s us.”
“We’re empowered with technology and we’re using it to catalog every
place on earth using video, photos and text. We are telling it like it
is and sharing it globally.”
“Yahoo Trip Planner: Who needs a travel agent when there’s 43,000 people eager to help us.” (similar to Amazon’s book reviews).
Wow. Just wow.