Archiving my Tweets from 2010-04-30

Case Study: Golden Corral “Cary” launches a location-based check-in iPad contest. Location-based marketing 101


As location-based marketing continues to catch on more companies are coming up with creative ways to attract customers. If you look at maybe 7 out of 10 examples of companies using location-based services I would say that restaurants are leading the way. Reason be that restaurants have a consistent traffic of customers walking through there doors but they also have the challenge gaining new customers and keeping their existing customers therefore making location-based marketing a perfect mix.

Last week we met with MMI Public relations to discuss location-based marketing opportunities for [...]

Archiving my Tweets from 2010-04-29

Gowalla releases new iPad app; sometimes bigger does mean better: screenshots


Just in time for the Apple iPad 3G version to be on sale this Friday, Gowalla releases a new version of their popular location-based app.


Notes from @JW blog Gowalla's Blog post: http://gowalla.com/blog/2010/04/gowalla-for-ipad/

Upon launching Gowalla for iPad, you’ll still see a feed of your friends’ activity, but an additional map view will now show where they are in relation to you. Similarly, you can view popular locations nearby on the updated Spots view, but can also zoom out and move the map to see spots anywhere in the world. Tap on a spot to bring up more information, including [...]

What’s the next big thing? – Q & A from #www2010 #fw2010


Today while on the future of social networks panel at www2010 / futureweb 2010 we were asked what's the next big thing in social networks. The panel was moderated by Fred Stutzman founder of ClaimID, Chris Dibona of Google, Dave Recordon of Facebook, Henry Copland of BlogAds and Zeynep Tufekci of UMBC. The panel was very lively as the discussion was around Facebook's privacy, managing friends online and can you live without being on Facebook. Along with conversations how you can use social networks for social good.

Interesting enough one of the questions from the audience was, what's the [...]

Archiving my Tweets from 2010-04-28