Foursquare Evolves From Gamification To Recommendation – But Why?

Foursquare is evolving to become more of a recommendation engine for locations. But is abandoning its gamification roots a smart move?

10 Tips For Taking A Vacation From Social Media

Are you preparing for an upcoming vacation and want to relax and go off-the-grid? Here are some tips to taking a vacation from social media.

Facebook Places Dies A Hard Death….Big Surprise?

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.

10 Surefire Ways To Get Me To Avoid Your Twitter Account

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.

How Big Is The Twitterverse?

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.

Forget The Badges And Stickers – Social Checkin Apps Need To Start Offering Value!

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.

Is Facebook Really More Important To Us Than Food?

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.