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Death finds me on foursquare

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Foursquare brought me closer to death today. checked in at the Apple Store in Los Gatos, California, and then walked a few doors down and checked in at Great Bear Cafe, where I ordered a mocha. Around 8:15 a.m. From across the cafe I heard "Is there a Joel Postman

Technology Removes Technology

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would argue that it's something else: these corporate designers have figured out something that other technology and consumer electronic goods companies still struggle with: Apple , Google and Amazon have done an amazing job of removing the technology from their technology. If you want to make an anti-Apple fan roll their eyes and sigh ungratefully, just say to them, "it just works."

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Save for Later’ Reading Feature, Twitter Beefs Up Security

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Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Buffer: Facebook. Foursquare. Social Media News Ticker age gate Buffer Facebook Facebook video autoplay Foursquare security TV Conversation Targeting Twitter Twitter. Buffer. Any social media updates that we missed?

Realtime Restaurant Deals: Can LiveDeal Succeed Where Groupon, LivingSocial Failed?

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There are daily deals from the likes of Groupon and LivingSocial, or the ability to offer deals to consumers checking in or using Foursquare, the location-based social platform. Foursquare is a more direct competitor; businesses can create specials on their Foursquare page, which (depending on a user’s settings) will pop up when a consumer approaches the business.

Podcast 385 - How to Deliver Insanely Great Customer Service

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Carmine Gallo , a former reporter and anchor for CNN and CBS who has sat down with many of the most dynamic and respected business leaders of our time, including Steve Jobs , joins  Anna Farmery  to discuss how to deliver insanely great customer service, based on his insights into the Apple Experience at retail. Carmine has previously helped us understand how to use Foursquare.a

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Would You Sacrifice Your Privacy For A $5 Gift Card?

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Location analytics startup Placed convinced those people to download a mobile app that tracks them wherever they go, 24/7, in exchange for accumulating $5 and $10 gift cards over time, as well as being eligible for drawings of bigger ticket items, like an Apple iPad. ”  And you may already have apps on your phone that are tracking your data (Foursquare, etc).

Eight Digital Marketing Trends

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The other day I was in the Apple store and I checked in, using  Foursquare. It asked me if I wanted to pay using the Apple app. So I downloaded the  Apple app , scanned the mouse bar code, it gave me a subtotal, and I hit OK. One more day of vacation! Following is a list of of trends we predicted for 2012 last November. Take a look and see what you think! Results.

Storytelling and Brand Resurrection in the Age of Social Media

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Other more specialized social media platforms have also been introduced into the mix such as Twitter, Pinterest and Foursquare, each offering users a deliberately limited—but engaging—social experience.  What Apple and Facebook know and more specifically their founders/CEOs Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg have in common is aspirational clarity,” Goulston says. Read more (click here).

Social Networking Stats: Teens Prefer Instagram Over Facebook, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Foursquare: 45 million users. were surveyed about fashion, video games, Apple products, and social networks. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 241 million monthly active users. via  re/code. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users.

Social Networking Stats: Tumblr Serves 20 Billion Page Views Per Month, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Foursquare: over 25 million users. ” In the interview, Karp says that “good products are built by people who want to use it themselves,” citing Instagram’s Kevin Systrom and Apple’s Steve Jobs as other examples.  He purposefully tried to design “a more thoughtful form of community engagement” by using ‘reblogging’ instead of commenting – requiring users to report content in the original context, rather that just adding an anonymous comment at the bottom of a post. The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week.

Social Networking Stats: The Skinny on Whisper, Secret & Snapchat, plus #RLTM Scoreboard

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Foursquare: 40 million users. ” Ranked among the top-20 social apps on Apple’s App Store just one week after launch, Secret imports contacts from users’ phones and then anonymously posts messages of friends, and friends of friends. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.19 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. via  VK.

Four Gaming Dynamics for Businesses

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For instance, I love Foursquare. I don’t love it because it offers me goodies (it doesn’t). Foursquare has created a reason for me to check in every day or I get my Mayorship taken away. 2. Even though Apple hasn’t used their influence and status as a game dynamic (yet), people have iPad envy. This was first published on Joey Strawn’s blog. Appointment. Influence.

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Howdy From SXSW in Austin, Texas!

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Everywhere people are walking around with their new iPad 2, which they purchased after waiting in a very long line next to Apple’s pop-up store this Saturday. The sale is still on and Apple said that they won’t close before they sold out, but it could be a matter of just a few days. Foursquare launched a new edition JUST before SXSW. The Conference Center.

Social Media and Travel

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Just this week, Apple announced that it sold 37 million iPhones and 15.4 And their use of Groupon, Loopt, Foursquare and more prove it. If you're like me, you spend a good deal of time on the road. Whether it's at an airport, on a train or in a car, you're mobile and your digital life is mobile too. million iPads in the fourth quarter of 2011 alone. That finger wag gets me every time.

4 Internet Marketing Trends That Every Marketer Should Know

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Foursquare offered businesses a way to deliver updates to users who use its mobile app to check in to their locations. In times when Apple is introducing adblockers to its own iOS and publishers are striving for the user’s attention, marketers should look for the most engaging forms of delivering the experience. Whether you like it or not their time is over. Banner Blindness.

Starbucks – It’s Time to Brew Some Tweets

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Considering how active we all are on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter,  when Starbucks opens its Delhi location, I’m sure I’ll be among the first customers to visit them, and of course check-in at Foursquare/Facebook and tweet about it too! Caffeine. The sinful coffee that I’ve heard so about from my friends and family, but haven’t had a chance to taste.

HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

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This has been exacerbated by the decline of Foursquare ’s badging system. Beyond the progress indicators of Foursquare, badges provide the user with a slot machine-style reward for completing a specified activity. On the downside, the Foursquare badging system is so central to the app’s experience that it can quickly become tiresome once the initial enthusiasm wears off.

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Don’t Forget the Big Picture in Social Media Strategy

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But Foursquare, as a brand awareness tool, is used differently and the goal changes. We know that each channel must be viewed individually; it’s not apples to apples. As 2014 comes to a close, we reflect on the incredible knowledge shared on the Social Pros Podcast. These Social Pros operate on different levels in very different fields. robzie_ Tweet This. barimogil Tweet This.

It’s Time to Stop Focusing on New Technologies

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When Apple introduces a product, thousands line up outside stores at midnight to be the first to get their hands on the latest toy. ComScore recently released a report which revealed that iOS, Android and RIM smartphone subscribers over the age of 18 spent over seven hours on Facebook, and over two hours on Twitter and Foursquare. This post was originally written for and published on Huffington Post. New technology surrounds us, bombarding us constantly with the latest gadget and must-have tool. It seems that advancements in smartphones, notebooks and tablets are made every day.

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It’s Time to Stop Focusing on New Technologies

Unspoken

When Apple introduces a product, thousands line up outside stores at midnight to be the first to get their hands on the latest toy. ComScore recently released a report which revealed that iOS, Android and RIM smartphone subscribers over the age of 18 spent over seven hours on Facebook, and over two hours on Twitter and Foursquare. This post was originally written for and published on Huffington Post. New technology surrounds us, bombarding us constantly with the latest gadget and must-have tool. It seems that advancements in smartphones, notebooks and tablets are made every day.

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Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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Reward Members in Pixels, Not Pennies If Foursquare has taught us anything, it’s that people will do a lot for a little digital recognition. Have an account? Nothing coming to mind immediately? Me neither. Telligent , an enterprise collaboration software company, believes that some day the same answer will immediately occur to both of us. You can also download the white paper [.]

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Facebook Places: Be Cautiously Curious | Spin Sucks

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Jon: I know if I were Foursquare, I would be really angry right now. The one drawback of a cool name… Comment by Karyn August 23rd, 2010 at 3:45 pm Regarding Facebook ripping off Foursquare: there are dozens of location apps/platforms out there, and plenty of room for all to be worried about FB’s effect on their businesses. Facebook Places is a marketer’s dream. 

This Week in Social Media – 4/17/2013

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Foursquare is working on a model in which it will offer check-in data about its users to other platforms for ad targeting. Facebook is talking to Apple about an iOS version of its Home software. A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry. These are those links. And if you’re on Flipboard, you can get these links in my new This Week in Social Media Magazine. Easy: messaging.

HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : iPhone Versus Android: Nielsen Delivers the Numbers [STATS] November 2, 2010 Sarah Kessler View Comments HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence email share email share Do you like this story? Foursquare Now Lets Business Owners O. More Than 20,000 Foursquare Users Hav. Apple to Triple Length of iTunes Song. View More » Apple iOS 4.2 Period.

Instapocalypse and the Permission War

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Harnessing mobile data has long been issue for FourSquare, Apple and other players. Image by tres.jolie. How’s your Instagram account treating you now? Feel better now that Instagram restored some of its original terms of service, and recommitted to observing permission marketing norms with photos? Instagram, Chick-fil-a, Netflix, Walmart, etc. Image by What What.

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First Look: Starbucks Digital Network Is Here

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Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Battles Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : Nokia N8 Shipments Begin May 17, 2009 Ben Parr View Comments HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Twitter #Hashtags email share email share Do you like this story? View More » Apple 10 iPhone Apps for the Global Foodie The Evolution of the Apple Mouse [PICS] iPod nano Becomes a Dancing Robot [VI. Apple in Talks to Add Subscription Pe.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Business News Advertising & Marketing Small Business Advice Career Development Money & Finance Business Apps Now Trending : Skype Group Video Calling Comes to Mac November 4, 2010 Erica Swallow View Comments 5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing email share email share Do you like this story? HOW TO: Win a MAZDA2 on Foursquare [S. Apple to Triple Length of iTunes Song. Flash vs. HTML5: The "Pong" Version View More » Apple iOS 4.2 Mobile 2.0

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Top 10 Reputation Tracking Tools Worth Paying For

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Apple Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! View More » Apple Apple Launches Online Store in China 5 Fun iPhone Accessories for Kids Apple Now Offers Free iPad Engraving Steve Jobs: iPad Mute Switch Wont Do. You might want all three.

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

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View Comments Gap Between Apple & Android Tablet Market Shares To Decrease by 2015 [REPORT] View Comments Twilight Game Scam Spreading on Facebook [WARNING] View Comments Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts? Have an account? According to a recent MerchantCircle survey of 8,500 small businesses across the U.S., Can effective social media drive your business growth? Mobile 2.0

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Nielsen Report: Blogs Still on the Rise | ClickZ

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Geo-Location Marketing | Spin Sucks

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It’s getting a huge amount of buzz at the minute, as Twitter apps connect location tweets to its service, Foursquare is credited with Domino’s Pizza’s UK success and smartphone users get ready for augmented reality to guide their leisure time. Cross-Platform Marketing One of the cool things about Foursquare is the ability to offer specials to folks who check in at your place.

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Business News Advertising & Marketing Small Business Advice Career Development Money & Finance Business Apps Now Trending : Facebook Status Updates Tell the Story of Romance Gone Awry [INFOGRAPHIC] October 28, 2010 Ben Parr View Comments What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing email share email share Do you like this story? Foursquare Now Lets Business Owners O. More Than 20,000 Foursquare Users Hav. View More » Apple iOS 4.2 Learn more.

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

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What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Business News Advertising & Marketing Small Business Advice Career Development Money & Finance Business Apps Now Trending : iPhone Versus Android: Nielsen Delivers the Numbers [STATS] November 2, 2010 Amy-Mae Elliott View Comments What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team email share email share Do you like this story? Foursquare Now Lets Business Owners O. More Than 20,000 Foursquare Users Hav. Apple to Triple Length of iTunes Song.

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Four Challenges Facing Location-Based Services | Spin Sucks

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Despite the incessant buzz in the marketing industry surrounding Foursquare and Facebook Places , I see four major challenges facing location-based services. While few, if any, cases of “Foursquare burglary” have surfaced thus far, I think this is a valid point. Secondly, your point about badge exhaustion is one of my many gripes with Foursquare. Not likely, but possible.

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

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What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Business News Advertising & Marketing Small Business Advice Career Development Money & Finance Business Apps Now Trending : 3G Mobile Internet Comes to Mount Everest October 28, 2010 Ben Parr View Comments What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing email share email share Do you like this story? Foursquare Introduces Super Duper Swa. Apple Is Now the Worlds Fourth Bigge. The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise. Learn more.

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The Time for Location-Based Marketing Is Now | Spin Sucks

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The study was conducted by Forrester to show that only 4 percent of Internet-using adults use Foursquare and, of those people, only 1 percent check in to a location at least once a week. If 4 percent use Foursquare, that’s 80 million people worldwide and nearly 11 million people in North America. The space is a lot bigger than just Foursquare, too. WHY would you wait?

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

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