Articles about "Location-based social media"


Midterm voters to get special badge from Foursquare

Mashable
In a new civic participation project for the 2010 midterm elections, Foursquare will provide an ‘I Voted” badge for those who check in at their local polling place.

Working with groups such as MTV’s Rock the Vote, the Pew … Read more

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Google exec: location-based mobile coupons are “Holy Grail”

Mobile Marketer
A Google executive said Thursday that the search giant is “making progress” toward its goal of tapping into the local mobile advertising revenue stream.

Dan Butcher reports that Mike Steib, director of emerging platforms at Google, said that … Read more

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Hernandez: Foursquare can be used to find sources

Neon Tommy
Speaking with Laura J. Nelson about social media and journalism, Robert Hernandez predicts geolocation is only going to grow, and he continues to look for ways to use the current tools for newsgathering:

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Location-based games worth a try for media

Foursquare/SCVNGR
Foursquare and SCVNGR today both launched new tools that encourage on-the-ground activities that go beyond simply checking in as “present” at a specific geographic location. This could be good news for local media.

Foursquare has announced a … Read more

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Foursquare launches location-based ‘to-do’ feature

ReadWriteWeb
Foursquare released an update to its iPhone app Monday and, writes Marshall Kirkpatrick, also rolled out an interesting “add to my Foursquare” button that can be placed on any website:

“If you own a business or publish a web … Read more
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Bilton: Digital, mobile technology is all about ‘me’

New York Times
New York Times blogger Nick Bilton says in his new book that digital technology makes the world all about “me.” That, he reports, is having a dramatic effect on how people consume the news and other media.… Read more

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‘Intersect’ Provides New Way to Share Life Stories Based on Time & Place

Often, the stories we tell — as journalists and as citizens — are part of an ongoing narrative. It’s easy, though, for parts of that narrative to get lost along the way. Our memories get hazy. We lose touch with … Read more

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One-third of mobile searches have local intent

Mobile Marketer
Quoting recent Google research, Giselle Tsirulnik reports that one in three searches performed on mobile devices has a “local intent,” meaning the consumer is searching for information or content related to his or her geographic location.

Tsirulnik writes … Read more

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Facebook Places spurs coverage outside of niche, tech sites

A month ago you would have expected to see location-based services discussed on sites such as Mashable, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch and Gizmodo. Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp and others have been the tech press’ stock-in-trade for months, assuming they were … Read more

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Location services a niche for young males

New York Times
Claire Cain Miller and Jenna Wortham examine the effort to move location sharing into mainstream culture and conclude that user adoption may be more dependent on age than technology.

Despite $115 million in venture capital investments … Read more

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