Foursquare is evolving to become more of a recommendation engine for locations. But is abandoning its gamification roots a smart move?
Gizmodo is reporting that Facebook places has taken a social media dirtnap. Going the path of snowball fights and gifts, it’s presumed that Facebook isn’t seeing the uptake, the value, or the ability to compete with FourSquare.
So, this article is for everyone who has a Twitter account. If you do the following things, it’s likely that I’m not going to follow you or retweet you (making you irrelevant to me on Twitter) and in some cases, I might even report you as a spammer.
Once again, Brian Solis and the team at Jess3 have done a fantastic job build a visualization of social media by expanding on the Twitterverse infographic.
If one thing holds true in the world of social media, change is inevitable. Facebook gets it, Twitter gets it, even Google, with it’s failed attempts at social applications gets it. Geolocation social media apps like FourSquare, GoWalla, GetGlue, and Yelp haven’t quite “gotten it” yet, though, and if they don’t figure it out soon, Facebook is going to eat their lunch.
Facebook is rapidly becoming a large part of the everyday life of Americans. But is it more important to us than food? The US Department of Labor statistics, combined with usage numbers from Facebook indicate that we are changing our lives based on our Facebook habits.