By Paul Barron, CEO/Founder of DigitalCoCo, Foodable WebTV & the Restaurant Social Media Index
As you all know, there’s this thing called the Internet and social media — oh yeah, and the main computer that emerging restaurant guests are using is in their pocket. When I started designing and developing media websites in the mid-’90s, we just had the grace of AOL Keywords and Alta Vista in a time when the Internet was truly the Wild West.
I feel like the web is still a Wild West showdown with entrants of all types in social, mobile and the vast array of web services available for a restaurant operator today. The hard part is navigating the waters of what not to do when creating a website for your restaurant. Though I still believe that a website will be a thing of the past in the next ten years, today we still have to deal with this 25-year-old technology called the web. Mind you, the web and the Internet are two very different things — I won’t go into detail; that’s a different article completely. Read More