Facebook Competes With Yelp and Foursquare With Revamped ‘Nearby’ Feature


Move over Yelp and Foursquare, Facebook’s trying to cash in on the location-based social networking game. The social media giant will revamp its “Nearby” feature on its mobile apps to include a map showing local businesses and sorting them based on friends’ recommendations and “likes.” The revamped “Nearby” feature will be available in the latest […]

Can New Social Recommendation Site Snoox Knock Pinterest Off the Board?


Could Snoox, a social media recommendation platform released this week, leave Pinterest pulling up a seat next to Myspace and AOL Instant Messenger to drink their neglected lives away? With an almost identical appearance and appeal as Pinterest, Snoox shares recommendations of just about everything you can share a recommendation on, but Snoox has differentiated […]

How the London 2012 Olympics’ Athletes’ Hub Boosts Social Media Engagement


Unless you’re a die-hard synchronized swimming fan, you may not necessarily watch or engage in the Olympics when they happen to roll around every 4 years. It would seem that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) must have recognized this fact, because the franchise has undergone a complete image transformation for the London 2012 Olympics and […]

(RED) Check-In Campaign turns Routine Into Charity


On June 1st, The (RED) Rush to Zero campaign will harness the combined power of caffeine addiction and social media in an effort to channel it toward an important cause. The (RED) Rush to Zero campaign has partnered with Starbucks and Foursquare to raise funds to  help  eliminate the transmission of HIV from mothers to […]

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