Add the mobile piece to social shopping + social networking and we just might have a new killer app (i.e., huge uptake). What I'm talking about is Facebook's just-announced "Deals." Analysts are saying social shopping (users giving products in virtual stores, or Web sites, a "Like," review, or comment) was ho-hum. What really adds interest and potential mass appeal is a pay-off, the BBC reports – … [Read more...] about Good or bad ‘Deals’ for FB users?
More and more we're hearing about location-based socializing in the news – for example, Loopt and Latitude for keeping track of friends in a geographical sort of way, Facebook's new Places, the more game-like Foursquare, and Glympse for tracking kids for specific periods of time (like between 9pm and "curfew," up to 4 hours max). Well, in case you'd like a little primer on these location-based … [Read more...] about Social location-sharing
Foursquare, the service that allows people to text to the world when they've arrived at the corner donut shop (that's called a "checkin") just passed the 100 million checkin mark, Mashable reports. That's not registered users – more like 100 million Facebook updates – but it says something about the growth in geolocation apps' and games' popularity. "Foursquare has experienced massive growth in … [Read more...] about Video Barbie tight with fast-growing Foursquare