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FourSquare Expert Badges a Platform for Expert Services – Ask Me Anything
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FourSquare Expert Badges a Platform for Expert Services – Ask Me Anything

The recent article by Kelroy entitled FourSquare Introduces expertise badges that level raises some exciting possibilities that make it worth my while to bang out a short one page note. For those who came late, FourSquare hit the ten million (10,000,000) mark in June 20th 2011AD. They took only two (2) years since launch to achieve that milestone since launching at the SXSW Event in San Francisco back in 2009AD, impressive for any Social Networking start-up. Now, nearly 1 in 5 persons use a LBS, be it Gowalla, Loopt or FourSquare based on the analyst ComScore in earlier May 2011AD. The table makes for an interesting breakdown for the statistically inclined, as this demonstrates the highest percentage of users are those of us with real smartphones as which more people are opting to have ...
Foursquare Introduces expertise badges that level
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Foursquare Introduces expertise badges that level

Many thought location-based social networking services were just a faze but it shows no signs of abating. Foursquare is undoubtedly the most popular location based service with over 10 million users and the support of many businesses. Badges are an integral part of Foursquare and to that they introduced expertise badges that level up depending on the check-in history of the user. No, Foursquare isn't turning into a RPG but it's an interest twist on the badges concept that should be well received by badge addicts like myself. A post on the official Foursquare blog explains it better that I ever could. Check out an excerpt and a link to the full post below. Some badges are fun and some are frivolous, but the ones that get us most excited are the ones that reflect real-world feats, li...
AT&T ShopAlerts and BB for Everyone
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AT&T ShopAlerts and BB for Everyone

No sooner had I written my article on AT&T’s ten million (10,000,000) strong push into M2M (Machine-to-Machine) Communications by the end of the first Quarter of 2011 than I got wind of news that AT&T is on the prowl again! This time it’s ShopAlerts ! That’s right folks: advertising is coming smartphone near you! Specifically got those of you faithful, long sufferin’ AT&T customers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco! Bit too much excitement here…….. And unlike FaceBook Places, the Google Latitude and FourSquare competitor, you can actually opt out – after having opted in and realizing SMS (Short Messaging Service) spam is not to your liking. This is a great deal however, as it means be which Telecoms Provider can subsidize the cost of a smartphone, if t...