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Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 30 How Are People Using Twitter? However, social media badges are often maligned as boring or weak. “Badges?

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Foursquare - HBO Tie-Up is Brilliant

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Already a pop culture phenomenon, HBO''s Game of Thrones has been a runaway success online, with more memes than you can swing a sword at and online conversations (particularly on Twitter) that accompany or follow episodes. But the latest iteration is pure genius on the part of HBO and Foursquare. foursquare Marketing #GameofCones is coming. What''s the Iron Cone, you ask?

Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth

Here are some social media courses for you (or perhaps, for someone you know) for June and July.  A hands on, practical computer class on Google Plus ( half day ) and some short 2 hour  howto sessions ( demonstration ) on Pinterest Foursquare and Facebook Timeline for Business. What can be added to Google Plus to integrate it with Facebook and Twitter and your website? Forever!

Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Rewarding badges and points systems on your intranet – social scorecards – could be the turning point for turning your enterprise 2.0 Foursquare becomes Social Work and all the better for it. Daniel proposed that we set up Foursquare style badges to encourage staff to contribute and use the internet. Badges for no missed sick days would be a good start.

Guess Who is Back on Foursquare

Ari Herzog

Citing privacy concerns and not wanting strangers to know where I was every moment I checked in to a location, I deleted my Foursquare account 14 months ago. Forrester Research recently surveyed 37,000 mobile users and in its report issued this month, a mere 2% of those users had Foursquare accounts. To what extent do geography and demography play a part in Foursquare users and companies? Foursquare may not be mainstream but its users are having a fun time with it. People like merit badges such as that of Mayor if checking into a location more than anyone else.

The Real Pokémon Go Business Lessons

Geoff Livingston

The third party tracker makes a ton of sense, but like other social communities such as Twitter and Facebook that began with open APIs, Niantic has already shown a penchant to crush successful secondary apps. This reminds me of when Foursquare first broke onto the scene. Marketing facebook FourSquare go learned lessons marketing Niantic pokemon success twitter

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Realtime Olympics: 60% of London 2012 Visits Came Via Mobile; Facebook Was 2nd Highest Traffic Source

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million social media followers across Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Foursquare. London 2012 on Facebook, Twitter and Beyond. The 2012 Games had 48 different Twitter accounts, with a total of 1.9 million followers and 150 million tweets about the Games (according to Twitter). The organization counted 4.7 Creating a Realtime Experience Around the Digital Games.

Foursquare and The New York Times Archive Would Be a Great Match

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Foursquare and The New York Times Archive Would Be a Great Match by Adam Sherk on February 9, 2010 Now that Foursquare is all the rage (or the bane of existence if you don’t like all those check-in and badge tweets invading your Twitter stream) news sites are looking at how best to leverage location-based social networks.

Local Business Offers Up Foursquare Special

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Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Local Business Offers Up Foursquare Special by Justin on June 9, 2010 Last week, I wrote about  Foursquare’s widespread growth and how some organizations are trying to utilize the location based social network. The Sandbar recently  announced its very own Foursquare special.

I Don't Care Where. You. Are. Right. Now. | Almost Savvy

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Private Eyes Are Watching You: Twitter Oversharing and Its Bizarre.


Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Jeff Ramone @TheUngayGuy TheUngayGuy lives in Chicago. Did you just check in on Foursquare? Now before I go any further, let me just explain what Foursquare is in case you don’t know. He blogs. He tweets.

Roskilde Festival is on Foursquare


Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Defining a Strategy To Use Content In B2B Marketing Meet The Founder of The Bees Awards » Roskilde Festival is on Foursquare Posted by Anne Herngaard Jul 5th, 2010 Tweet I’ve been attending Roskilde Festival. The festival had its own Foursquare profile and had added tips for the different stages.

6 Ways Web Check-ins Can Benefit Your Brand

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Whether it’s big players like Foursquare inking a new loyalty rewards program with Pepsi, or niche developers like Untappd , addressing the beer drinking vertical with a mobile application that let’s you spread the word about the particular brew you are sipping upon, check-ins are on fire. Sure, Foursquare has 5 million users at last count, but as you read this sentence there are billions of Web users. And it’s a lot more than just giving out some badges. Badging for the sake of badging is wasteful and annoying. Loyalty. Link Link Link.

Stand By for a Foursquare Superuser


Perhaps it doesn’t deserve the status of a combat fighter pilot, but Foursquare has upgraded me to “Superuser&# status, which means: “you gain the ability to edit our venue database (fixing incorrect addresses, suggesting duplicate venues, marking places as “closed&# , matching venues with their Twitter accounts).  In the future, you may unlock additional Superuser powers that let you merge venues and (ah, someday!) create new badges.&#. The creators of Foursquare are tapping into basic human behavior.

Intro to Foursquare, Brightkite & Location-Based Social Media


You’ll also have the option to “cross-post” such that your location and message is published both within the application and to your Twitter or Facebook account. That doesn’t mean all of these phones will run Foursquare , Brightkite or any other popular location-based application. Foursquare, for example, runs only on iPhone and Android, though other versions are under development.

Facebook About to Drop a Bomb on Foursquare?


Some think this might mean the end for standalone location-based services like Foursquare and Brightkite. I don’t think so. Experts ” have recently placed Foursquare valuations in the $50M to $70M range. think this is low, and I also think it is too soon for Foursquare to sell. Brightkite, an early leader in location-based apps, is trailing Foursquare, Gowalla and others in terms of user excitement and online coverage, and recently introduced , the Friendfeed of check-in apps that lets you check-in once to update all of your location-based services.

How Businesses like Sylvan Learning Center and Computer Explorers.

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Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How Businesses like Sylvan Learning Center and Computer Explorers Can Use Foursquare Depending on where you live you may be seeing more and more businesses advertising that they participate in Foursquare. Foursquare awards points and badges when users check-in at locations (check-ins can be done via a mobile phone with internet access or a computer). Why not make “checking-in&# on Foursquare part of the routine? Does your business implement Foursquare deals?

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Twitter. Growing Your Business: 5 Tips from the Founder of Foursquare (Mashable): Dennis Crowley knows his stuff, and he’s given some good and creative tips to build visibility to his business. Twitter. Enjoy!

Foursquare Gowalla and Yelp Oh'My

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Foursquare Gowalla and Yelp Oh’My I’ve become obsessed with location based applications for my iPhone. Foursquare caught my attention a year ago when most of my network that attended SXSW started updating their profiles with their locations all over Austin. More up to par with foursquare and Gowalla.

Ignore Foursquare at Your Peril - An Analysis of Potential.

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Now, I’m not suggesting Foursquare will ever approach Twitter’s level of ubiquity, much less Facebook’s. Because Foursquare makes very little sense unless you’re in a physical location like a store, restaurant, etc. But, if you are a business with a physical location (or you have clients that fit that bill) you need to pay attention to how Foursquare and geo-location can help you – and it can. This is interesting, because isn’t the whole point of Foursquare to only connect with people you actually know? link]. love #4sq).

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How about a bitchy tweet on Twitter? When you see someone tweeting how a your product failed them, on Twitter, respond on your blog with news of the upgrade, a workaround or information on how to improve the issue. You don’t have to refer to the Twitterer in the article, if you think it will inflame the commenters more, but certainly respond with educational material.

Breaking Out of Social Disclosure Jail With CMP.LY

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The care package also includes a letter directing the blogger to include a CMP.LY URL in any coverage of the research via blog, Twitter, Facebook or otherwise. badges. According to CMP.LY CEO Tom Chernaik , the company has an array of new features just around the corner, including visual disclosure badges to insert into blog posts. Probably you too.). Enter CMP.LY. link).

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Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads


By Ian Paul That idea is very different from the Foursquare model where you check in to let your friends know where you are, gain local deals and win Foursquare mayorships and badges. Below are 5 social media must-reads that we wouldn’t want you to miss. 10 ways to use psychology to lure web customers. The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Mastering LinkedIn.

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You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

Foursquare Check-in : Similar to Places, Foursquare has 20 million users with mobile phones checking into restaurants, hairdressing salons and doctors’ surgeries. They win badges and special offers for participating. Online Communities Smart Company social media Facebook retail TwitterI travel. A lot. No way! join the queue. Not publicly available. Never again.”

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.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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Mobile Necessary Now for Brand Relevancy

Geoff Livingston

That is comparable to the number of Americans that actively use Twitter. It’s no secret that location based services have seen growth slow , in large part because the gaming and badging features have a limited entertainment experience. Both platforms are highly dynamic in the sense that they allow for social activity in ways that neither Gowalla or Foursquare offer.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Ways to Start a New Local Business Using Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, and Google : These easy (and mostly affordable steps) can put your local business on the map. Also, the more Twitter followers you have, the better you will fare as well in leads. 50 Kloutless Ways to Get Value from Twitter : …or any social network, really. Plus, the Twitter button helps too.

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. So let me be completely candid here: Those early months where I got lots of points and badges for doing things were AWESOME.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 11 How Are People Using Twitter? Follow Jordan on Twitter at @jkretch. Five years ago, Twitter didn’t exist. Used it?

Here are 10 Utah Entrepreneurs You Need to Know

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He is @allanca on Twitter. Joel is @joeldehlin on Twitter. Follow Tyler at @tbye on Twitter. Ed can be found at @edorcutt on Twitter. Brad is @bradhintze on Twitter. Rob is @rhobmobile on Twitter. Brad is @kalooding on Twitter. iActionable provides Foursquare-like reward badges and other items that you can integrate into your own platforms to engage and entice users to stick around. Follow Ryan at @ryane on Twitter. Robert is likely too young for Twitter. :-). I've seen a preview and I admit it's pretty cool.

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Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers


Follow her @adriarichards on Twitter. Follow her @alexasamuels on Twitter. Follow her @alibrownla on Twitter. Follow her @aliventures on Twitter. Follow her @finslippy on Twitter. Follow her @alison on Twitter. Follow her @allison_boyer on Twitter. Follow her @ambercadabra on Twitter. Follow her @parmfarm on Twitter. Enjoy! Ali Brown.

Five tips for SXSW Virgins

Jeff Esposito

Instead of saying what sessions to attend or parties to hit up, I wanted to offer five tips that I picked up while having my Austin cherry popped (as this badge from foursquare points out ) a year ago. Chances are you’ll be using services like foursquare, Twitter, Facebook or Path to be keeping in touch with folks and share some of your knowledge.

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Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Foursquare Gowalla and Yelp Oh’My I’ve become obsessed with location based applications for my iPhone. Foursquare caught my attention a year ago when most of my network that attended SXSW started updating their profiles with their locations all over Austin. More up to par with foursquare and Gowalla.

Yet Another SXSW Post (And, No, I Don't Know If You Should Go Next.

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Keeping up-to-date on which parties are where and when, which are invitation-only, open to anyone with a SXSW badge or open to anyone period, is an exercise unto itself. twitter organize spam Students technology trust Twitter Proud to be featured on Social Media Informer The what and why How can I help you leverage social media and networking for your business or career?

The Creative Plateau and Content Curation

To get regular updates, follow @WeAreLikeMinds on Twitter. Urban sustainability, green building, and alternative transportation Social Media Today LLC © 2010 Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Jobs | Get a Badge | Help | About & Contact. Here are three possible reasons: 1. After all, my Mum doesn’t blog. She probably doesn’t even know what a blog is. 2. Think of any subject. Pros 1.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary


An example of this is the Twitter API. Use it to condense long URLs and make them easier to share on social networks like Twitter. Foursquare : Foursquare is a location-based social networking Web site, software for mobile devices, and also a game. HootSuite : HootSuite is a Web-based Twitter client for individuals and organizations. But never fear! site (e.g.

Myspace Integrates Facebook


You will be able to sync your Myspace account with Twitter and Youtube besides Facebook, so that your updates will automatically sync. Another new feature that we know from Foursquare is earning badges. The more you use Myspace, the more badges you’ll earn. Technorati Tags: Facebook , Myspace , social media collaboration , Twitter , Youtube.

Facebook Places: Location Sharing Goes Mainstream | Spin Sucks

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Facebook announced the launch of Facebook Places, its long-awaited solution for location sharing, a space that’s been driven by upstarts Foursquare and Gowalla. The second important aspect of yesterday’s announcement was the participation of Foursquare, Gowalla, and Yelp. While most of the focus has been on the threat to Foursquare, it seems the greater threat would be to Yelp.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Like last year, I enlisted in help from my followers on Twitter, many of whom gave me some great posts to add to this list. Like last year, if your article is highlighted in this comprehensive post, there’s a badge for you to proudly celebrate this achievement on your site. Twitter Twitter, the Most Important Website Since Google (97th Floor): Yes, Twitter is that important.