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How social media is changing the way we travel

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It seems that social media and social networking sites are here to stay - from Facebook to Four Square or Twitter to Tripwolf, many contain applications aimed at the modern traveller.

Increasingly many are ditching the old style guidebooks and relying on the web to organise their latest trip abroad.

Carmen Roberts puts travelling via social media to the test.

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