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.

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

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.

10 sure signs you’re addicted to social media

Nearly all of us have made the reasonable realization that social media is here to stay and it’s not just a passing fad. Some of us, on the other had, have gone to the extreme end of the spectrum, allowing social media to become a driver in our lives. I have compiled a list of some true social media stories that are clear indicators of social media madness. Grade yourself and see how you stack up: