New Foursquare Update for Android [Review]

What a lovely Christmas surprise for me! I happened to be hanging ’round Twitter today when I saw the following from Foursquare‘s Dennis Crowley: Immediately I jumped on my Android, enabled out-of-market apps (this is NOT the official release – that’s coming in January 2011), and got to downloading the new Foursquare for Android. Now, … Continue reading

Top 8 Favorite (Free) Android Apps So Far

Well, well, well. It’s that time of year again. Sure enough with the holidays comes the inevitable year-end lists of everyone’s favorites from the year that was. I was attempting to think of which category I wished to cover with my year-end list(s), and I simply couldn’t land on just one or two. However, my … Continue reading

#MegaTweetup 2 in Review

Anyone who follows me on Twitter is probably well-aware by now that #MegaTweetup 2 took place last Thursday, December 16, 2010. The event marked the 500th event for the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA. More than 400 people came to celebrate the best in social media, technology, marketing, and business innovation. The host and … Continue reading

Patel Grows Tired of the Check-In, LBS

[Editor’s Note: This article was originally written for Emerson Social Media] Before you go throwing some sort of tirade, let it be known that the above title is in no way an indication that AdAge writer Kunur Patel is overweight. No, the LBS above refers to location-based services – those such as Foursquare, Gowalla and SCVNGR. Patel’s latest article … Continue reading

Fox News Spoofs Social Media

[Editor’s Note: This article was originally written for Emerson Social Media] A little humor goes a long way. Need some proof? Look no further than Fox 4 News in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. The anchors and reporters put together a terrific news reel spoofing our reliance on social media, and the way we often turn to our … Continue reading

Gap’s Social Conundrum

Pardon the inevitable play on words, but could this be the last Ga(s)p? It’s no secret that Gap has been struggling a bit over the past couple years, falling behind some of its trendier and less-conservative clothing retailers. So what should Gap do to breathe life back into its brand? Turn to social media, of … Continue reading