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Millennials influenced as much by YouTube as web reviews for travel decisions

Millennials influenced as much by YouTube as web reviews for travel decisions | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it

Young travellers find themselves motivated by video content and online reviews in equal measures when selecting products for a trip. Research by Phocuswright found that the influence on an 18 to 34-year-old’s travel decisions in both categories (both web reviews and videos) came in at about 30%, compared to those influenced by pictures and videos by friends or travel brands.


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George Michael honored in Polish LGBT campaign video

George Michael honored in Polish LGBT campaign video | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
Polish gay celebrities turn to the late singer George Michael in a campaign against homophobia.
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Nearly Half of Tourism Boards Think Working With Influencers Is a Good Idea

Nearly Half of Tourism Boards Think Working With Influencers Is a Good Idea | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
Last week we launched the latest report in our Skift Research service, The State of Destination Marketing 2017 accompanied by our comprehensive Data Sheet:

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Too gay for YouTube? New restrictions target LGBT videos

Too gay for YouTube? New restrictions target LGBT videos | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
When local YouTube icon David Levitz opened his Twitter account on the morning of March 19, he was drawn into the spiral of YouTubers blasting…
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David meets... W | Bear

David meets... W | Bear | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
There’s a new bear app that’s taking the community by storm, W | Bear. It’s a cross between a dating app and Instagram and we love it!  I had a chance of catching up with the Xavier and Patrick the CEOs and creators of W | Bear to discuss where the idea came from and …
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Tegan and Sara, Tyler Oakley blast YouTube 'restricted mode' blocking of LGBT content

Tegan and Sara, Tyler Oakley blast YouTube 'restricted mode' blocking of LGBT content | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
YouTube says it's looking into concerns about the company's current "Restricted Mode" — a voluntary feature aimed at blocking mature or potentially inappropriate material, but which some users say is seemingly indiscriminately filtering out content by and about the LGBT community.
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YouTube's Restricted Mode Is Hiding Some LGBT Content

YouTube's Restricted Mode Is Hiding Some LGBT Content | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
Anyone who’s ever visited YouTube and ventured into the comments knows that the site struggles with how to deal with offensive content, and now it seems one of its content filtering features might have gone a bit too far. Over the past few days, several LGBT vloggers have accused YouTube of hiding their material through the “Restricted Mode” feature.
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myGwork and Willis Towers Watson give students access to LGBT leaders and unlock their potential during a networking event

myGwork and Willis Towers Watson give students access to LGBT leaders and unlock their potential during a networking event | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
myGwork, the LGBT professional network, and Willis Towers Watson give students access to LGBT leaders and unlock their potential during a networking event
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YouTube Pulls Controversial Music Video With Graphic Gay Sex After It Racked Up 700,000 Views

YouTube Pulls Controversial Music Video With Graphic Gay Sex After It Racked Up 700,000 Views | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
Brendan Maclean defends "House of Air" as art: "This was never a 'marketable' idea, but it was an original one that I cared about. Was it for everyone? Absolutely not. Has it been the most success I've had with anything ever? Absolutely."
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20 influential Millennials working in Arizona

20 influential Millennials working in Arizona | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
These 20 Millennials are making waves in Arizona's economy, they're Az Business magazine's 2017 Influential Millennials.
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Dr. Randy S. Gelow II specializes in LGBT medicine, including the treatment of HIV, PrEP and transgender hormone medicine. He incorporates humor, empathy and shared decision making into healthcare.

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5 New Travel Startups Helping Brands Work With a Universe of Influencers

5 New Travel Startups Helping Brands Work With a Universe of Influencers | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
As more travelers get trip inspiration from platforms like Facebook and Instagram, travel brands have linked arms more aggressively during the past year with the people that help make these platforms appealing — the influencers that travelers identify with. Influencer marketing takes many forms but one thread runs through all of them and that is …
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Outfluential connects some of the world’s most popular LGBT influencers with travel brands to help brands tell stories about LGBT travel.

>>SkiftTake: Getting as specific as you can with influencers is what’s needed to get the end result you want. That’s why working with niche influencer agencies such as those specializing in LGBT travel helps ensure that your brand is communicating with people that actually matter and influence a particular community.

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Social media stars who shine in Sonoma County

Social media stars who shine in Sonoma County | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it

Amy Lieberfarb, a wine and food blogger, and Adam Shindledecker, a photographer who runs a group called Instagramers of the North Bay. Together, the three have a combined following of more than 150,000 on Instagram and Twitter, the two popular social media networks that daily are used by an estimated 340 million people around the world.

 

 

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The trio are not the most followed social media users hailing from Sonoma County, a distinction that belongs to celebrity chef Guy Fieri, tech pioneer Tim O’Reilly and cellist and activist Zoë Keating, each with more than a million followers. What differentiates Taylor, Lieberfarb and Decker is their focus: online conversations about our region with people all over the world, helping form virtual communities revolving around shared passions of food, wine and photography. They are among about a dozen Sonoma County residents with expansive social media followings that Tim Zahner, the chief marketing officer for Sonoma County Tourism, considers social media influencers.

 

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Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
Last year, Ben Schlappig walked into the Seattle airport and took the next flight to anywhere — and he hasn't come down since
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"We were like brothers," says Pourazari, who now lives in Seattle. "It was more like we were best friends than anything. Then we both realized that we were gay. And we grew up together."

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Twitter is incorrectly guessing the gender of trans users — and they aren't having it

Twitter is incorrectly guessing the gender of trans users — and they aren't having it | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
Transgender Twitter users aren't pleased the platform has been guessing their genders -- and often incorrectly.
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VIP Lounge: Randy Rainbow

VIP Lounge: Randy Rainbow | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
If There’s One Silver Lining To the 2016 election, it’s at least four more years worth of Randy Rainbow’s raucous political parody songs.
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LGBTQ site relaunches with more coming-out stories

LGBTQ site relaunches with more coming-out stories | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it

Coming out is such an individual story — each person has a unique tale to recount — but there are also shared realizations about truth, freedom and being one's authentic self. Being able to tell your story and read and learn from others is the mission of Coming Out, a nonprofit, open-source online library of stories by and for the LGBTQ community.

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YouTube is going to teach teens how to spot fake news by running workshops

YouTube is going to teach teens how to spot fake news by running workshops | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
The programme comes in the wake of recent criticisms over YouTube's restriction of diverse content
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People are quitting LiveJournal in droves after Russian owners ban political, LGBTQ talk

People are quitting LiveJournal in droves after Russian owners ban political, LGBTQ talk | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
LiveJournal is saying goodbye to some of its biggest users.
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Pink Triangle Press acquires popular gay dating app GuySpy

Pink Triangle Press acquires popular gay dating app GuySpy | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
Pink Triangle Press has acquired GuySpy, an online social network for gay men, in a deal announced today. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Trump Era Threats to LGBT Rights Must ‘Wake People Up,’ YouTube Star Todrick Hall Says (Video)

Trump Era Threats to LGBT Rights Must ‘Wake People Up,’ YouTube Star Todrick Hall Says (Video) | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it

Prolific content maker, YouTube star and documentary subject Todrick Hall spins high-quality, independently financed creations for his fans — many of whom identify as LGBT. “It’s beautiful to see allies, people fighting for LGBTQ rights, men fighting for women’s rights and people who are Americans fighting for foreigners,” he said.

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Hornet Merges Content, Events and Stories onto Gay Social App

Hornet Merges Content, Events and Stories onto Gay Social App | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it

For the first time ever a Gay Social Network brings content together as one complete package.

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Transgender YouTube Star Gigi Gorgeous Is Ready for Her Close-Up. But Are We?

Transgender YouTube Star Gigi Gorgeous Is Ready for Her Close-Up. But Are We? | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
Awkward teen Greg Lazzarato’s transition to transgender YouTube superstar is the subject of a new documentary. Gigi Gorgeous herself sits with the Beast to relive the journey.
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We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the World. This Is Exactly How We Pay for It.

We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the World. This Is Exactly How We Pay for It. | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
Three Instagram travel couples break down how they make and spend money on the road.
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On MLK Day, here’s what 7 black tech leaders say about diversity and the state of the industry

On MLK Day, here’s what 7 black tech leaders say about diversity and the state of the industry | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it
It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day and nearly the end of Barack Obama’s presidency. America has made tremendous strides in improving racial equality, but clea
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How Companies Will Use Social Media In 2017

How Companies Will Use Social Media In 2017 | LGBT New Media | Scoop.it

THE SOCIAL PARADOX - Social media is more pervasive than ever and poised for a unique metamorphosis. It's about to be reborn over the course of this year as a hyperfocused business tool—more targeted, simpler to use, and possibly more effective than before.

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If that sounds Pollyanna-ish, think again. A curious thing has happened as companies’ ability to reach users organically on social media has tanked: The power of social media to influence buying decisions has surged. In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, McKinsey recently surveyed 20,000 consumers in Europe and found that social recommendations are behind more than a quarter of all purchases made. This is well above the 10% to 15% that's been estimated in earlier research. And in the majority of cases, the McKinsey report found, these social updates had a direct impact on buying decisions.

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