58 GEO/Location-based panels submitted for SXSW 2011 on check-ins, foursquare, augmented reality and more to vote for.

SXSW Interactive in the past has been known as THE conference to launch new startups and have conversations about what will be the next big thing. In 2006 Twitter was launched at SXSW and Foursquare was launched at SXSW 2009.  This year at SXSW 2010 some said it was over crowded and too many social media topics lacking the interactive geek flavor it once had.  There were also a lot location-based panels featuring Brightkite, Gowalla and Foursquare with Mapquest and Yelp tagging along.  Since March 2010 the location space has truly exploded and moved out of the geek tech bubble of will [...]

Location based iPhone app mini review; Brightkite vs Foursquare vs Whrrl & what’s next?

For those of you who follow me on Twitter know what I'm a huge Brightkite fan. I've been using the service since it launched and was in private beta. I'm not sure what came next Whrrl or Loopt but when they were launched I decided to give them a try also but neither stuck with me like Brightkite as I found Loopt to be very "spammy" by sending out unwanted messages to my contacts and Whrrl web and mobile app user interface wasn't as easy to navigate or understand as Brighkite at the time. This was around mid year 2008. Since then a lot has changed for Loopt and Whrrl as for usability and [...]