New York Times’ Frugal Traveler Tweets Barbados Free Press article to 77,000 followers!

Whoa Lord! I did not know the power of the internet until now.

A couple of days ago the New York Times – Icon with a capital “I”, news institution – featured a Barbados Free Press article via Twitter.

Within a few hours a single tweet to 77,000 followers of The Frugal Traveler brought thousands to the BFP article Big excitement in Barbados over direct Brazil flights – but still no Portuguese language on Barbados Tourism Authority website after ten years.

We don’t know what to say. To have so many folks from around the world read our words is an honour and a responsibility we do not take lightly. Wish we had some journalist training or background – but maybe the lack of is what folks like about us. We wear our hearts on our sleeves and when we make mistakes we make them in front of all. Never denied, and when corrected we leave them to stand – unlike the traditional Bajan news media who disappear stories every day.

Please forgive this self-indulgent post but I may have had a rum or three tonight and the sun is peeking over the horizon nevermind the clouds.

Gotta go… she’s a pretty thing ya know!


PS. She’s got me thinking about the M word. Very disturbing.


Filed under Barbados, Barbados Tourism, Blogging, Freedom Of The Press

6 responses to “New York Times’ Frugal Traveler Tweets Barbados Free Press article to 77,000 followers!

  1. akabozik

    Cliverton? M word? “Marriage”?

    Don’t do it Clive!

    Get those thoughts out of your head. It’s not worth it no matter what!

    Do the deed and live to regret for the rest of your life.

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  3. 36

    The internet has much power, if used properly.
    It can wake people up to all sorts of threats and dangers
    both local and international

  4. Sayed

    You could also look at it from a different point of view… they may read how stupid you are if you write crap and libel. Just sayin’ yo.

  5. Marco Schaumloeffel

    well, as translator I could have done it. Since 2005 I teach Brazilian Portuguese and Brazilian Culture at UWI Cave Hill. BTA and BHT know about that, but never got in touch…

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