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Location-Based Social Networking <ul><li>Location-based social networks are social networks that use GPS features to locat...
 
<ul><li>Created in 2009 by  Dennis Crowley  and  Naveen Selvadurai </li></ul><ul><li>As of December 2010, there are over 5...
 
<ul><li>NO GPS locator  </li></ul><ul><li>Receive badges for doing stuff, with custom ones for businesses </li></ul><ul><l...
 
Check in to 5 different Starbucks locations Including the words “Red Cross” or “Blood donation”  in your shout-outs Checki...
Special Badges Doug Wheeler unlocked the NASA Explorer Badge when he checked in from the International Space Station.
Foursquare for Business <ul><li>Businesses have started engaging their customers via social media </li></ul>
Foodspotting <ul><li>Visual guide to food recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Take photos of food tried, then pin the photos...
Mobile Dead <ul><li>Zombie themed location-based Game </li></ul><ul><li>Other players appear as zombies </li></ul><ul><li>...
Issue of Privacy <ul><li>Pleaserobme.com </li></ul><ul><li>Location-based social networking lets everyone know where you a...
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A brief introduction to the various location-based social networking such as Foursquare.

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  • - During April of this year, 15-year-old Parker Liautaud and 44 year-old David Newman raced to be the first to check-in at the North Pole via Foursquare. Only one prevailed. Liautaud checked-in first and became the only person to unlock the Last Degree badge on Foursquare.
  • Zombie themed location-based Game Other players appear as zombies In New York City Available on Blackberry phones
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    1. 1. Location-Based Social Networking <ul><li>Location-based social networks are social networks that use GPS features to locate you and that let you broadcast your location and other content from your mobile device. </li></ul>
    2. 3. <ul><li>Created in 2009 by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai </li></ul><ul><li>As of December 2010, there are over 5 million registered users. </li></ul>
    3. 5. <ul><li>NO GPS locator </li></ul><ul><li>Receive badges for doing stuff, with custom ones for businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Compete for mayorships for venues </li></ul><ul><li>Many businesses offer perks for mayors and frequent patrons </li></ul><ul><li>GPS locator </li></ul><ul><li>Receive pins for accomplishing stuff, and items you can drop/pick up </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 list of users per venues </li></ul><ul><li>Perks offered during the holiday season </li></ul>
    4. 7. Check in to 5 different Starbucks locations Including the words “Red Cross” or “Blood donation” in your shout-outs Checking into over 10 different locations within a 12-hour period
    5. 8. Special Badges Doug Wheeler unlocked the NASA Explorer Badge when he checked in from the International Space Station.
    6. 9. Foursquare for Business <ul><li>Businesses have started engaging their customers via social media </li></ul>
    7. 10. Foodspotting <ul><li>Visual guide to food recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Take photos of food tried, then pin the photos to the location </li></ul>
    8. 11. Mobile Dead <ul><li>Zombie themed location-based Game </li></ul><ul><li>Other players appear as zombies </li></ul><ul><li>Available on Blackberry phones </li></ul>
    9. 12. Issue of Privacy <ul><li>Pleaserobme.com </li></ul><ul><li>Location-based social networking lets everyone know where you are. </li></ul><ul><li>Oversharing – SNS are more or less connected nowadays </li></ul>
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