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A brief introduction to the various location-based social networking such as Foursquare.

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. Location-Based Social Networking
      • 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.
    • 2.  
    • 3.
      • Created in 2009 by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai
      • As of December 2010, there are over 5 million registered users.
    • 4.  
    • 5.
      • NO GPS locator
      • Receive badges for doing stuff, with custom ones for businesses
      • Compete for mayorships for venues
      • Many businesses offer perks for mayors and frequent patrons
      • GPS locator
      • Receive pins for accomplishing stuff, and items you can drop/pick up
      • Top 10 list of users per venues
      • Perks offered during the holiday season
    • 6.  
    • 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
    • 8. Special Badges Doug Wheeler unlocked the NASA Explorer Badge when he checked in from the International Space Station.
    • 9. Foursquare for Business
      • Businesses have started engaging their customers via social media
    • 10. Foodspotting
      • Visual guide to food recommendations
      • Take photos of food tried, then pin the photos to the location
    • 11. Mobile Dead
      • Zombie themed location-based Game
      • Other players appear as zombies
      • Available on Blackberry phones
    • 12. Issue of Privacy
      • Pleaserobme.com
      • Location-based social networking lets everyone know where you are.
      • Oversharing – SNS are more or less connected nowadays