Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

Was it really a good idea to take Facebook public? Will the needs of the shareholders trump the needs of the users?

Was taking Facebook and Twitter public good ideas or is the business of monetizing social networks a bad idea? Will the needs of the shareholders outweigh the needs of the users?

Foursquare Evolves From Gamification To Recommendation – But Why?

Do you really care that Foursquare is evolving to become a more location based service instead of a game?

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

Planning an upcoming vacation? Here are some tips to take 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.

10 Surefire Ways To Get Me To Avoid Your Twitter Account

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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.

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

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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?

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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.

Are GeoSocial Apps Good For Businesses? Only If They Participate And Give Back

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I have been pondering the value of geosocial apps like FourSquare, Gowalla, Yelp and others for a while now. In fact, when FourSquare was first launched and everyone was updating their Twitter and Facebook feeds with their locations, I declared it the most annoying social app ever invented. Luckily, most people figure out that we really don’t care to know where you are at all times and have adjusted their settings.