New Media News Break: Cyberbullying, the Olympics on Foursquare, and More


Every week, we post a New Media News Break to help catch you up with what’s going on in the world of new media and get you through the work week. Here are this week’s top stories: New York Lawmakers Take a Stand Against Cyberbullying In New York, state lawmakers want to put an end … [Read more]

“The Amazing Race” Adds Video Tips and Team Checkins via Foursquare

The Amazin Race Foursquare

CBS has linked their hit show “The Amazing Race” with Foursquare and created a brand page on the site. Given the topic of the show (traveling to different destinations all over the world) it completely makes sense for CBS to make this move. Here’s the message on their Foursquare page: CBS’s “The Amazing Race” celebrates … [Read more]

Only 12 Percent of Smartphone Users Access Check-In Services

Pew Smartphone Survey

Are you a frequent user of smartphone check-in services like Foursquare or Gowalla? I don’t use them because personally, I don’t want people to know where I am. I guess I like going incognito. Come to find out, I’m not alone. A recent study by Pew shows that only 12% of smartphone users use theses … [Read more]

Foursquare to Roll Out New Pages Feature This Week


According to AdAge, Foursquare will roll out a new pages feature this week where anyone, not just brands, can create a page. As of now, only brands can create a page where users can follow them and see “tips” that are left. Starting this week sometime, everyone – from brands to the average citizen – … [Read more]

Groupon & Foursquare Partner Up for Real-Time Deals


The rumors are true. Groupon and Foursquare have been in talks to form a partnership, Mashable has learned. Both U.S. and Canada can expect to start seeing daily deals in the explore tab of the Foursquare application. Chicago is the first city to see the Groupon real-time deals and location-based Groupon Now. All U.S. and … [Read more]

Foursquare Check-ins Help Play a Role in Your Klout Score

Klout 01

Towards the end of June, it was announced that Klout had come to Facebook, which gave brands a new way to engage with fans. It also results in brands offering rewards to their fans based on their Klout score. Ever since this bit of news hit the web, the big question has been “How do … [Read more]

Exploring Location-Based Context


… by Mike Schneider Location has been hot on the minds of marketers and technologists. Some have even been so bold as to call the ability to know a person’s exact location the holy grail (not really – OK -maybe a piece of the grail). We do know is that location is a key activity … [Read more]

17 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Foursquare


Brilliant Bloggers is a weekly series here at BlogWorld where we look at the best posts from around the web all surrounding a specific topic. Every week, we’ll feature three of the most brilliant bloggers out there, along with a huge link of more resources where you can learn about the topic. You can see … [Read more]

How Bloggers can Use Location-Based Social Media


I’ll be the first to admit that I thought the entire concept behind Foursquare was stupid when I first heard about it. In fact, I remember ranting to a friend of mine that it was creepy to tell people what you were doing and where you were going at every moment of the day, not … [Read more]

Holidays 2010: All About Location-Based Services?


Although Foursquare was around this time last year, this is the first holiday season where I think we’ll see significant use of location-based social networking by shoppers. While users have long-used apps to locate stores, I think we’ll see a rise in usage this year for one main reason: coupons. According to a survey as … [Read more]