Five Social Trends To Get Excited About Today

It's amazing what can be crowdsourced today – like the PadPivot on Kickstarter   Five Social Trends To Get Excited About Today  The digitally social world is moving so fast that as spring shows itself, it's time to smell the roses. Here are five trends to get excited about right now, with five more coming […]

Shattering the SXSW Petri Dish

You see all kinds of weird stuff in Austin, like the Xtranormal mascots Shattering the SXSW Petri Dishoriginally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider  Some time between an earthquake rattling Japan and Operation Odyssey Dawn launching to protect Libya from itself, my world was consumed by a mere four letters: SXSW. In the metaphysical sense, […]

SXSW’s Tower of Babel

Occasionally SXSW attendees like Jeremiah Owyang would look up from their mobile devices to have a conversation. This is proof. SXSW's Tower of Babeloriginally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider  "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, […]

Foursquare Bets Beyond The BCC Set

  One of the most important decisions Foursquare's leadership has made was revealed last week. It's one of those decisions that could determine if Foursquare becomes a footnote or a phenomenon. The only thing more incredible is that its future now will be determined by how consumers use old-fashioned grocery store loyalty cards. Before diving […]

Foursquare, I Can’t Quit You

Here's today's column, originally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider Hey, Foursquare, a social network with about 250 times as many users as yours just incorporated your core functionality and even co-opted the term "check-in" that you've been trying to trademark. Is it time to move on? Not so fast. Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley tweeted […]