HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

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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. foursquare Marketing #GameofCones is coming.

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

Laurel Papworth

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?

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. Badges for no missed sick days would be a good start. Badges are automatic.

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.

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 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.

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

Adam Sherk

The recent partnership between Foursquare and Canada’s Metro is a good early example of the potential that exists. Metro will provide Foursquare with location-specific editorial content such as reviews, tips and articles on points of interest.

Local Business Offers Up Foursquare Special

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The Sandbar recently announced its very own Foursquare special. The Sandbar is already known as a social media friendly business with its usage of Twitter , Facebook and blogging. For hire :) Blog Twitter blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: Is Foursquare everywhere?

Stand By for a Foursquare Superuser

Socialized

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). create new badges.&#. The creators of Foursquare are tapping into basic human behavior.

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.

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Intro to Foursquare, Brightkite & Location-Based Social Media

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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.

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

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Posted by Irene Koehler in Facebook , Social Media , Tips , Twitter on March 31, 2010 | 16 responses Hey, you! We’ve been connected for awhile on Twitter and Facebook. For each stop in your day, you check-in with Foursquare , Gowalla , Brightkite , Loopt , Whrrl and others.

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

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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?

Roskilde Festival is on Foursquare

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One of the most i interesting networks to pay attention to is the location-based service Foursquare, which I think Roskilde Festival made clever use of even though they didn’t have any official badges or business deals.

Facebook About to Drop a Bomb on Foursquare?

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Some think this might mean the end for standalone location-based services like Foursquare and Brightkite. Experts ” have recently placed Foursquare valuations in the $50M to $70M range. I think this is low, and I also think it is too soon for Foursquare to sell. And Yelp is an interesting player in this market, boasting a huge user base (huge by Foursquare standards) that it brought into the location-based world with an iPhone app earlier this year.

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).

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Major Social Network

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Here are some key learnings we’ve drummed up about how to get that first initial batch of followers on some of the major social media networks (specifically Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn). How to get your first 1,000 followers on Twitter.

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. Hey, Foursquare was pretty small once! This post explores YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr. Twitter.

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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. More up to par with foursquare and Gowalla.

Ignore Foursquare at Your Peril - An Analysis of Potential.

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The last time I heard that line of reasoning en mass was when legions were objecting to a new thing called Twitter. 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. This is interesting, because isn’t the whole point of Foursquare to only connect with people you actually know?

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.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

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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.

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Breaking Out of Social Disclosure Jail With CMP.LY

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URL in any coverage of the research via blog, Twitter, Facebook or otherwise. badges. CEO Tom Chernaik , the company has an array of new features just around the corner, including visual disclosure badges to insert into blog posts.

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. I travel. A lot.

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. link] Twitter + Random Acts of Kindness = A Successful Social Campaign [.]

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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.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

9 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. Plus, the Twitter button helps too.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

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How to Use Social Proof to Boost Conversions

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For local businesses that might mean Yelp, Google and FourSquare. Influencer marketing is particularly effective on social media: Twitter users have a 5.2 49% of of users rely on recommendations from Influencers on Twitter.

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.

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Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

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.

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.

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Koka Sexton dot Com

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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. 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.

The Creative Plateau and Content Curation

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To get regular updates, follow @WeAreLikeMinds on Twitter. 9) October 6, 2010 by Keredy Stott Social Media 3Q Update: Who Uses Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, & MySpace?

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

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.

Myspace Integrates Facebook

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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.

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.

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How To Promote You Facebook Page URL on Your Personal Profile.

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You would think that one of the first features Facebook would have added when the hype around creating Facebook Pages for business sprung up would have been a one (or two) click maneuver to easily post a link or a badge to your Facebook Page on your personal profile. People found a way to do this anyway by adding HTML and/or FBML (Facebook’s version of HTML) profile boxes with the code for their Facebook Page badges. This post was mentioned on Twitter by Social Media Insider.