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What We’re Reading – August 19

Twitter by the numbers We always love Twitter infographics. These numbers are particularly interestesting as they highlight the rapid growth of Twitter, particularly internationally. 70% of accounts are now based outside the United States. Venues vs events There are times when why you’re at a place ia more important than where you are. Concerts and sporting events often fall into that category. Is it so important that you’re at the Verizon Center or the Patriot Center or that you’re at…

What We’re Reading – August 5

Searching for a deal Having trouble sifting through all those deals? Finding a local deal might get a little easier – Google just bought The Dealmap. I think that might be really handy as a mash-up with their new Hotel Finder. Charging for check-ins Foursquare may soon start charging merchants promoting specials and deals on the social location-based service. No word yet on pricing structure, etc. When do you believe? Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute say that a tipping point…

Where the Customers Are – Is Location-Based Social Media Right for Your Business?

With Twitter and Facebook both adding location services in addition to existing location-based services such as FourSquare, Gowalla and Loopt – many of which have corresponding mobile applications – clearly location-based social networking and social media is poised to be the next big thing. But what does that mean for you and your business? Should you jump on the bandwagon? The short answer is “it depends.”

What We’re Reading – March 12

Need a challenge? One Billion Minds has problems – real problems that need solutions all over the world. Reward include cash, professional recognition and job opportunities. Current challenges include designing cost effective teaching aids and access for the disabled in developing countries. Who’s your Mayor? The New York Times tells us Foursquare, the location-based social network, will be adding some new analytics tools and a dashboard for business owners that will provide information and statistics about visitors who check in…

What We’re Reading – February 5

Do more with mobile Google is updating the features on mobile ads again – this time introducing click-to-call phone numbers in mobile ads. I can see this as a definitely helpful feature instead of trying to remember a number and dial. Like Post-its for Analytics Google Analytics has now made their annotations feature available to everyone. If you run a special promotion or your site is featured somewhere, you can create an annotation to note the event and help track…

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