The Perceptive Travel Blog post 6 ways travelers can use social media was featured in two recent blog carnivals around the Web, so I wanted to give a quick shout-out to:

**  Australian entrepreneur Kathie Thomas at Soho-life.com;  she hosted the very first blog carnival for members of the LinkedIn social media networking site.

Also fun to read at this carnival was Vikram Deo’s Rafting, Trekking and Leeches in India, and Michael’s announcement of the Fall TSM Travel Writing Contest at Traveling Stories online magazine.

**  The Just Linux blog hosted the Carnival of Tech News, where I also found 15 Gadgets to Turn Your Car Into a Mobile Workstation, for you geek road warriors out there.

Feel like more geek?  I wrote a guest post for Aussie Darren Rowse and ProBlogger about Why Twitter Isn’t a Waste of Time.  You are welcome to learn more by following my tweets at http://twitter.com/SheilaS.

Finally, how can I resist telling you about a 90-year-old blogger, Anthony McCune, who featured my blog post Halloween family travel: the witches of Salem (Massachusetts) in the latest Carnival of Cities.  There are links about Oslo, Bangkok, Helsinki, London and more….check it out.

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