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Many of us have been anxiously awaiting a smarter Twitter that not only lets us update our status and connect with friends online, but also lets us find our Twitter friends — in real-life — when we're in the same place at the same time. Wouldn't that be genius?
When we first wrote about Foursquare back in March it had just hit the web scene at SXSW and was taking the social media community by storm . We instantly saw the potential of a location-based service based on your Twitter network with an added layer of social gameplay. Now we're starting to see the app get adopted by more and more of our friends, finding traction in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego, and several other hyperlocal metro hubs.
For a while, the only way to play the location-based Foursquare was through its iPhone app or the scant mobile website.
Hyperlocal business directory MerchantCircle has been steadily growing as an online network and business directory for merchants in smaller towns to advertise to consumers. MerchantCircle has long targeted its site’s features towards merchants versus catering towards the consumer, as sites like Yelp and CitySearch do. Today, the network has hit a milestone by signing up its one millionth merchant.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But Foursquare doesn’t seem too tickled by Yelp’s newest feature.
First Google , now Foursquare. Hot on the heels of Google’s first Search television ad (run during the Super Bowl , no less), the location-based social network Foursquare is gearing up to do the same thing tonight. In a tweet sent from their main Twitter account, the Foursquare team notes a “rumor” that an ad for their service will be running on Bravo tonight alongside the show Sheer Genius from 9 to 10 PM.
Here's an interesting idea. The recently launched service Gatsby aims to connect locals on Foursquare who share the same interests. The setup is simple.
Since its launch almost exactly a year ago, Foursquare’s website has largely had the same basic design. Tonight, it looks like that’s finally getting updated.
As has been made abundantly clear to me over the past two weeks, just about every location-based service is planning big things for the SXSW festival , which starts later this week in Austin, Texas.
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[NOTE: I've posted some recent developments at the bottom. ] I’ve been blatantly cheating at foursquare for the past week.
If you are going to launch a new location app, creating an anti-Foursquare is probably not a bad idea. About a week ago, a Qualcomm-incubated project called Neer quietly launched on the Android market, and has been downloaded more than 10,000 times since then. Neer is a free, location-sharing app designed for private sharing between family members and people with close, real-world relationships.
Datum: 30-08-2010 - Categorie: Mobile , Startups - Auteur: Coen Jacobs Nadat we in het verleden al Foursquare, Gowalla en Brightkite naast elkaar hebben gelegd voor een vergelijking, is er sinds kort een nieuwe dienst gelanceerd.
Gmail is set to become Google’s next major push into social media.
Google is planning to unveil a broad new social product on Tuesday that will integrate with at least two existing Google products. Some details emerged earlier today on the Wall Street Journal (“a new feature that makes it easier and faster for users of Gmail to view media and status updates”), but our understanding is that the product goes well beyond a Gmail integration. As I wrote last night , there is still a lot of room for improvement in online social services.