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 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.

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.