Articles about "Location-based social media"


NBC Philadelphia station reports the news on Foursquare

Lost Remote
The local NBC station in Philadelphia has started reporting news on location-based social network Foursquare. Initially, NBC 10 will pick one lead story a day and have a reporter check in on Foursquare from relevant locations and leave text and photo news updates. Later, this will extend to multiple stories and individual Foursquare accounts for each reporter. “Local news is truly driven by location and the act of checking-in further connects our audience to the news we deliver each day,” Chris Blackman, the station's vice president of news, told Lost Remote. || Earlier: Wall Street Journal launches Foursquare partnership
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How TapIn plans to master location-based news for the iPad

A new iPad app released Tuesday, TapIn, takes some bold approaches to location-based news and to mobile business models.

TapIn puts news and local information on the map.

“We think that it’s going to serve as an interesting prototype … Read more

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The opportunities and challenges of Meporter, a new citizen journalism mobile app

A mobile app called Meporter aims to help citizen journalists report on events and breaking news.

Meporter launched Tuesday afternoon at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City. The app is purposefully simple: Witnesses use it to report news … Read more

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Facebook Deals threatens Groupon, could further erode newspaper advertising

ReadWriteWeb
As Poynter's Rick Edmonds noted last fall, "deal of the day" services show how retailers are moving from mass advertising to direct marketing. Now those services are threatened by Facebook Deals, just launched in five U.S. cities. Marshall Kirkpatrick describes how Facebook's massive user base, demographic information and location check-in could make "roadkill" out of Groupon and LivingSocial. Users will learn about Facebook Deals through their news feeds, not simply email. "Groupon and Living Social offer nothing but deals," Kirkpatrick writes. "Facebook puts deals in between pictures of your sister's baby. Which do you think you'll click through more often, all other things being equal?" A key advantage for retailers: While competitors take a share of revenue, Facebook Deals may be free. Whoops: TechCrunch learns about Deals launch through a New York Times slipup. || Earlier: Groupon offers opportunities and threats for newspaper advertising. || The dark side: Groupon deal financially crippled small bakery.
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Holovaty: EveryBlock’s new community focus will ‘help you make your block a better place’

Monday afternoon, EveryBlock announced a major shift in focus, from a geographically-based, hyperlocal news site to a “platform for discussion around neighborhood news.”

In describing the changes, founder Adrian Holovaty wrote on the EveryBlock Blog that the site is … Read more

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Cincinnati Enquirer uses bacon to fight Foursquare for local audience with Porkappolis

The Cincinnati Enquirer plans to beat Foursquare at its own game.

The paper is rolling out a location-based services (LBS) app, Porkappolis, that will understand the city in a way national competitors like Foursquare, Gowalla or Yelp can’t, according … Read more

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Tackable works with San Jose Mercury News on crowdsourced photojournalism app

A private company is working in close collaboration with The San Jose Mercury News to build a smart phone app that could put newspapers at the center of a social network focused on photography.

The app, called Tackable, enables … Read more

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20 SXSW Interactive panels that journalists should attend

This year’s South by Southwest Interactive panels will emphasize how technology is revolutionizing the way we share content, consume information and engage with the communities around us.

The interactive event, which will take place March 11-15, is best known for … Read more

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New Gowalla app offers unified check-ins, friend updates

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Gowalla is taking a page from media pundit Jeff Jarvis, who in a 2007 blog post said, “Cover what you do best, link to the rest.”

Gowalla is doing what it does best by acting as … Read more

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Facebook wants to be at the center of the mobile experience

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Facebook may not be building a mobile phone, as has been rumored, but it does want to be at the center of almost everything you do with your phone in the future.

Ryan Kim writes that Facebook’s mobile Read more

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