Mid Term Elections Meet Location Based Services
The US mid term elections are already over. Now, when almost all media attention is gone, I think it is a good time to review the role taken by location based services in this round of elections. Since LBSs were only at their very early phase of deployment during the last elections, it is interesting […]
Checked for STD? there’s a badge for that.
MTV teamed up with Foursquare and launched today a new campaign calling their viewers/users to “check in” at an health clinic for sexually transmitted diseases tests and get a special badge on Foursquare. The idea is to change the way people feel toward this sensitive issue and remove the stigma attached to it. Stephen Friedman from MTV said he expects […]
How Facebook Places will bring location based services to the mainstream
It has been a week since Facebook announced the launch of their new service, Places. In a nut shell, Places brings the integration of location into our Facebook accounts and displays a Check-In notice on our wall, just like a status message. The service has launched gradually throughout the days and now more and more users can use this […]