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

Twitter Won’t Be Sold for $5 Billion

[Note: This article was originally written for Emerson Social Media] No, I’m not suggesting that Twitter is evil – I simply want you to envision Dr. Evil saying, “one billion dollars,” as we discuss the more pressing issues at hand – like Twitter’s current valuation and potential buyout. There has been recent talk about Twitter’s … Continue reading

Why Facebook’s Attempt to Rule the World is a Good Thing

I can’t begin to tell you the number of times I’ve heard people discussing how upset they are with Facebook. Statements such as “I can’t trust Facebook,” or “Facebook is on a power-trip,” have become all too common. Mark Zuckerberg, in many circles, has been positioned as some sort of heartless dictator (The Social Network … Continue reading

Ew! Do You Have an STB?

[Editor’s Note: This article was originally written for Emerson Social Media] Okay, so maybe it’s not as gross as it sounds. An STB, according to SCVNGR’s Nick Herbold is a Socially Transmitted Badge. SCVNGR has created the latest STB in its Zombie Badge – a badge that can only be received after performing a social check-in with … Continue reading

SCVNGR’s Michael Hagan at BostInnovation’s ShutUp & StartUp

Are you trying to launch a new business, but need some new motivation? Are you in desperate need of some inspiring ideas? Have you ever wondered what exactly a Chief Rockstar is? Have no fear – Michael Hagan is here. SCVNGR‘s Chief Rockstar, Michael Hagan came out to speak at the opening night of BostInnovation‘s … Continue reading

Product Review: Ballistic Computer Brief

As noted earlier, I was prompted to review a product from CSN Stores. With my given budget from CSN of $35, I opted to receive a new computer briefcase – a much needed investment as I become more and more attached to my laptop. The most striking thing about the Ballistic Computer Brief is that … Continue reading

Twitter Predicts the Stock Market

[Editor’s Note: This article was originally written for Emerson Social Media] It’s a nice thing to be able to know how to invest wisely – after all, having an in-depth understanding of the stock market can lead to lucrative returns if you play your cards right. But what if you didn’t need to understand the … Continue reading

WANTED: Pogoplug Pro & Ultrasone Headphones

Pogoplug Pro in Black This is pretty cool. The traditional Pogoplug Pro just got an update from it’s usual pink color to a sleek, and frankly better, black surface. But that’s not all, the Pogoplug Pro now comes with Wi-Fi! This means that one may connect their USB drives, iPods or iPads to the Pogoplug … Continue reading

Top 5 Thoughts From Peter Rojas’ Fireside Chat at Emerson College

Peter Rojas, the founder of Engadget, Gizmodo and most recently, gdgt.com, dropped by Emerson College to discuss new media and its various applications in our ever-evolving professional lives. He fielded a barrage of questions from Emerson College and BIGfish’s Dave Gerzof, as well as many Emerson students and faculty. Rather than summarizing the entire talk, … Continue reading