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Check-ins with photos

Posted by Beth Carroll

its-elementary-watson.co.uk/

13 January - Foursquare has updated its app to allow check-ins with photos. After just three weeks, it has hit one million photo shares. But are location and check-in apps a flash in the pan? The figures speak for themselves - the check-in is here to stay (according to 46.2% of respondents in Foursquare's survey). But will all platforms survive? The sustainability of the high number of location-based apps is in question, particularly with big players such as Facebook Places entering the game.

handling twitter

Posted by Paul Stallard

berkeleypr.co.uk/blog

13 January - I was in a pub over Christmas when I spotted on the board it was promoting its Twitter handle ...

What impressed me was how they explained what you can expect from following them. Sport, what's on, jokes, laughs and banter. They have clearly thought about why they are going to set up a Twitter handle ...

How many other businesses can say the same?

social commerce

Posted by Phil Szomszor

theredrocket.co.uk/blog/

13 January - This morning's reading was Wired's article Commerce Gets Social. It's a great piece and covers a lot of ground about how social networks are influencing what, when and where we buy ...

I agreed with many of the findings, but would say that in the UK, some of the privacy and security concerns may hamper take-up, compared with the US.

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