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Approaching Strangers Through Foursquare

Ari Herzog

Using GPS chips embedded in your smartphone and latitude/longitude addresses, it is fairly easy for me to log into an app such as Foursquare , Loopt , or Google Latitude and (if your privacy settings allow me to) see who is proximate to my location. This privacy intrusion is why I deleted my Foursquare account two years ago. Media Foursquare networkingConnect on LinkedIn today.

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. Foursquare Social Media Marketing Workshop. Google Plus Business Page training and computer workshop.

How Instagram Makes Communities Better

Spin Sucks

Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. Instagram is thriving because their service makes existing communities better. Foursquare. Community. “No, not really,” I said.

Timehop Helps You Build Community with Nostalgia

Spin Sucks

For those of you who aren’t familiar, Timehop is an app that sends you a daily recap of what you posted on all of your connected social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, and now Pinterest and Flickr) on that same day during the past several years. Timehop Builds Community around Nostalgia. Why do these memories mean so much to us? The Science of Nostalgia.

Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! You can follow Jonas on Twitter , Facebook and Linkedin. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: For me, it was a combination of things happening in my career that stirred my path to community management. Another thing that is needed for a community to thrive is community guidelines.

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The all new Foursquare

Sherrilynne Starkie

Foursquare has been around for a few years and has always been a bit of location-based fun.  The social network boasts a community of 20 million users, but never really seemed to go mainstream.  But that’s set to change with yesterday’s relaunch of the ‘All new Foursquare ‘ Image via CrunchBase. And new Foursquare promises innovations and features to come soon. Foursquare has always been fun to use, let’s see how the relaunch will change things. Related posts: A week of Foursquare checkins. Foursquare is open for business.

Branded Content: 6 Things To Remember before Publishing


Community Management Content Marketing Engagement Facebook Foursquare Google Google+ Guidelines I forgot to categorize Instagram Linkedin Local Marketing & Communication Mindjumpers Pinterest SEO Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Media Strategy Tips Tumblr Twitter YouTube Therefore, as a little help to content marketeers, we have made a small checklist.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community,  on Facebook? Unless they go off and create an anti-community such as Dell Hell, alert the Press and continue to pursue their point of view. Something bad that had only a few views suddenly jumps to millions when you tell the online community Digg to remove information ( The Hole That Digg Dug ). Fight with them?

HootSuite Talks to Spanish Speaking Community


Among the affected are  HootSuite, Reddit, Foursquare and Quora. On April 21, 2011 there are several websites down. The problems appear to be caused by an issue affecting the Amazon Web Services. The company claims that are working to resolve the problem. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Relational Database Service and Amazon Elastic Beanstalk also appear to be experiencing problems.

Cinemagraphs: The “New” Facebook Ad Format is Mesmerizing GIF/Video Hybrids


Community Management Content Marketing Facebook Foursquare Google Google+ I forgot to categorize Instagram Linkedin Mindjumpers Mindjumpers Network Trends Twitter The cinemagraph is nothing new – it’s moving GIFs, but with the motion being restrained to just a few parts of the image. Jamie Burg and Kevin Beck have done Tumblr ads for Saks Fifth Avenue and Lincoln Motor Co. Honda.

Social, Local, Mobile: The SoLoMo Revolution


The increasing popularity of location-based mobile social networks such as Foursquare, Foodspotting and Instagram, indicates more than ever that this is the future. Best Practise Cases Community Management Foursquare Instagram Marketing & Communication Mobile Social Media Tech Development David Beckham H&M local location based engagement social solomo VenueSeen

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Paywall for and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

The FutureOfMedia Discussion site The New Fourth Estate is Social Media The Function of News in Community Commercialization of Human Stories De-Commercialization of Human Stories Problem Journalism vs Solution Journalism Product vs Process Journalism What is a Newspaper’s Product Anyway? The Function of News in Community. And by community I don’t mean articles with comments.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Sites have experienced a dramatic decrease in core metrics and a dispersion of their most passionate community members. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher. socialmedia longtailseo communities

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class. 1. the article in full to learn more about building world-class communities. Have an account?

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Gamification: Why Play?


The post contained an infographic that predicted the most popular online activity and trend of the future to be location-based services such as Foursquare and Facebook Places. Take Foursquare as an example. Foursquare’s entire concept and business is built around gamification. Tweet A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about how people spend their time online. Gotchi.

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

Commonly referred to as the “Community Manager,&# these brand ambassadors are a company’s direct link to its customers, owning the critical responsibility to grow, shape and respond to online conversations happening around that brand. Do You Need A Community Manager? Determining whether your brand needs a community manager comes down to efficiencies, trust and skill.

How Social Media and Smart Devices Impact Consumers’ Buying Decisions [Infographic]


Customer reviews, questions and answers, internet forums and user-generated videos are the social and community tools that influence consumers the most. One third of smartphone users have shared their location with a retail company using a check-in-service like Foursquare. Social networks influence buying behavior. Consumers go mobile. Transform the retail experience.

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Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth

If you want a really obvious example – even if Twitter shuts down, Facebook removes my account, and Foursquare/Flickr/YouTube and so on disown me, people can still find me on this blog. Prior to the release of “Community Pages”, Facebook had to constantly monitor Pages that were not created on behalf of official organizations. The new Fan page is Community page. Spoken.

Open Community Case Study – Empowering the Periphery


Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Using its online community ALA Connect and social media, ALA has reached out to members and nonmembers, actively soliciting their feedback, ideas and participation. Nonmembers can use the online community ALA Connect to view and add public content.

Open Community Case Study – American Library Association


Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Using its online community ALA Connect and social media, ALA has reached out to members and nonmembers, actively soliciting their feedback, ideas and participation. Nonmembers can use the online community ALA Connect to view and add public content.

Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

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. Ideas have their time, and I think Foursquare might just put Achievements (a la World of Warcraft) and karma points (everyone really, starting with Slashdot) onto the Enterprise 2.0 The Game of Work. agenda.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

The always-insightful Adam Holden-Bache contends that location-based services like Foursquare aren’t just for consumer marketers, and supplies ideas on how B2B marketers can capitalize such as through partnerships with non-competitive local businesses, incentives and rewards, and in event marketing (“Are you seeing a lot of your contacts attending certain business events? But 44.24

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

The Realtime Report

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?

Ignore Foursquare at Your Peril - An Analysis of Potential.

Convince & Convert

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? Not sure Foursquare can.

Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

On top of that, let’s add all of the other social networks out there including Linkedin, Foursquare, Myspace, Friendster, Tumblr, YouTube and the list goes on. to increase visibility in the online community. These updates can keep your brand fresh in the minds of your community members and will also make them feel like they’re part of your extended corporate family. Foursquare!

MingleBird – The Next Big Thing?


believe the last application (not being an actual game) to come out of this triangle that has turned big is LBS applications like Foursquare and Gowalla , with a call for human interaction, a game design to win mayor ships, badges etc – and all powered through your mobile. MingleBird is a startup from LA, founded by four graduate students from USC´s Annebergs Programe for Online Communities. Social Media application Foursquare game design Gowalla introductions MingleBird Mobile mobile socializing application model social triangleMingleBird seems to have it all.

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How to Optimize Your Brand’s Twitter Presence [infographic]


Ad Opportunities on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Tumblr. Community Management Twitter Brands customers Facebook Followers Infographic PhoneDog Price of Twitter followers Social MediaThroughout 2012, an average of + 190 million tweets have been sent out daily and the number of users have grown from 106 millions end of 2010 to +500 millions during 2012. Just imagine that!

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VenueSeen: New Monitoring Tool Brings Customers and Brands Closer Together


Yet, brands are still trying to grasp exactly how to best reach their customers and community on the go. VenueSeen , a new monitoring tool, can potentially bring brands with a physical location, like coffee shops or shopping destinations, closer to their community. The number’s don’t lie , mobile is the future. Interact instantly with fans and potential customers.

The Next Billion-Dollar Startup

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Companies like Rovio (makers of the highly addictive Angry Birds video game), Foursquare (the location-based mobile social network), Spotify (the socially-driven music streaming service) and even Airbnb (instead of staying at a hotel, you can pay to crash at someone's pad) could be next. Originally launched as the Facebook for the gay and lesbian community, CEO Jason Goldberg and Chief Creative Officer Bradford Shellhammer soon realized that Facebook is the Facebook for the gay and lesbian community, so they turned their eyes to social commerce. foursquare. Again.

The Obvious Next Community Step – Mobile

Geoff Livingston

Mobility is the most obvious change that communities are making wholesale on the interwebs. There’s no greater example of this than the current location based social network craze with Foursquare and Gowalla taking the lead, and Facebook and Twitter trying to compete with their own offerings. Consider that Central Park is the most checked in place in New York City on Foursquare.


Facebook Launches Questions


Tweet Yesterday Facebook has launched Facebook Questions, which allows users and pages to post a Question to friends or a Facebook community. Latest with Places to match location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla. Questions will be a useful feature for business that run a page as part of creating involvement for users in the community. How it works.

Social Media Sommeliers – Choosing perfect pairs of social networks

The New Strategist

There is so much potential with Foursquare and Twitter. When sharing where you are on Foursquare it would be great to have better Twitter integration to connect better with a potential new place to experience.” social media twitter facebook google+ linkedin pinterest youtube instagram marketing business branding sommelier foursquare social networking” As for me?

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Community Management/Engagement. Hey, Foursquare was pretty small once! Enjoy! Video.

The Ugly Truth About Business Models And The Advertising Scapegoat

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It's something that everyone from Facebook , YouTube , Twitter , Quora and Foursquare continue to grapple with. Today on MoBlog (via MediaPost ), there was a Blog post titled, Can Foursquare Find A Business Model? that looked at the recently upgraded Foursquare platform: "The changes to its app suggest new or expanded avenues for businesses to drive traffic and build loyalty by partnering with Foursquare. foursquare. Here's a thought: when you're developing your business, think about the revenue model as you're developing your product or service. brand.

The Question Of Quora

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Over the past few years the answer has been, " Foursquare , Gowalla or Groupon " until recently. Imagine the ability to really ask serious and honest questions of your consumers and community members. foursquare. 140characters albertsheu blogger digg facebook foursquare gowalla groupon jeremiahowyang journalism journalist marketofone marketing media onlineplatform questionandanswer quora siliconvalley tweeters twitter walledgardenWhen someone asks, "what's the next Twitter ?" " more often than not, there is not a response. It's called Quora.

It’s Time to Stop Focusing on New Technologies


What I mean is that we should stop focusing on the tools, and focus instead on what the internet and social media universe were meant to accomplish – building relationships and harnessing communities. strongly believe that you can have the best technology, but if you have no relationship and no community, you will never be successful. 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. Community-Building Insights.

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It’s Time to Stop Focusing on New Technologies


What I mean is that we should stop focusing on the tools, and focus instead on what the internet and social media universe were meant to accomplish – building relationships and harnessing communities. strongly believe that you can have the best technology, but if you have no relationship and no community, you will never be successful. 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. Community-Building Insights.

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Quora? Verdict: Awesome.


It’s therefore about the social object – which is a HUGE factor in the success of any Open Community , of course.  In this case, the social object is any particular question you are following, which you can talk to others about. Open Community cool tools serendipityHere’s a nice summary from Beth Kanter to catch you up if you haven’t checked it out yet.

Creating Your Own Facebook Community

Spin Sucks

Then I thought about posting the link on the Arment Dietrich Facebook community , and I stopped myself and thought, I should find a community where all members are interested in the same types of news that I am outside of my company. Getting some great feedback on the site. I’d love to hear if others have started their own communities outside of work as well.

Managing An Online Community | Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks

As I continue to wrap my head around what exactly it means to “manage” an online community and what/who Spin Sucks’ community consists of, I’ve looked at many other sites for comparison and contrast. One simple observation I’ve made is that there are generally two elements that motivate people to keep coming back to a site, ostensibly becoming part of that site’s community.

Facebook by the Numbers [infographic]


Foursquare Has Hit The 10 Mill Mark [infographic]. Facebook Social Media Social Network active users Brands Connect customers Engage Facebook by numbers Facebook Page fans Infographic interact Mashable online community overview of FacebookWith more than 2 billion posts liked and commented on every day, there’s a good chance to connect and engage with customers online.

Mashable Summit and Foursquare Dennis Crowley

Laurel Papworth

Foursquare announces new World Cup partnership with CNN. Foursquare cofounder Dennis Crowley on live at the moment. AJ Bombers sold 30% more burgers through a Foursquare special. This is not a post on Foursquare – what it is etc, – but some of the discussions in the live stream have revealed nuggets. Foursquare already have revenue! My question re: Will Foursquare move across to from Points to Facebook Credits wasn’t asked/answered Oh well. Watch live streaming video from mashable at winks*. Related posts.

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

Spin Sucks

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?