Hottest News on Social Media


  • October 4th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Foursquare has finally reached the milestone of one billion check-ins this week. The mobile app has had a continuous rise in popularity, and considering it was released in 2009, a substantial amount of activity has happened on the network. For those who are not aware of the phenomenon that is Foursquare, it is a location based social network where you… Read more

What is Your Digital Footprint?

  • July 25th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Dear Big Brother, Forgive me for not Tweeting this, but this is going to be more than 140 characters. I know your spiders will eventually crawl the text on this blog, but I’ll post a link to it on Facebook just in case that takes more than a day or you don’t read the email I sent to my mother… Read more

Foursquare To Get Extreme With Charity

  • January 31st, 2011 by Tisha Tolar
The Winter X Games, which runs from January 27-30th, have made it possible for one charitable organization to gain both awareness and donations from extreme sports enthusiasts. Social media site Foursquare has teamed up with Sports Authority to help support breast cancer research and awareness. For every check in to ‘Sports Authority at Winter X Games’ through Foursquare,… Read more

Dining Out Apparently Means More Than Eating to Socially Active Consumers

  • January 25th, 2011 by Tisha Tolar
Repeat business is the bread and butter for most restaurants and bars in any location. These business rely on their neighbor’s going out routines to remain unchanged and they are happy to always be ready with good food and drinks for their loyal patrons.… Read more

Phone App Good News for Foursquare Users

  • December 28th, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
Foursquare is releasing its retooled iPhone app just in time for Christmas. The popular location based social networking site has been working on the app and recent Twitter feeds such as “we just found an app approval in our stocking! New Foursquare early next week. Thanks #SantaJobs,” appeared in their Twitter feed. In addition to the usual the new iPhone… Read more

The Rise of Real Time Search Engines

  • November 22nd, 2010 by Ann Smarty
There are some search engines that immediately come to mind when you conjure a mental list. Google, Yahoo and Bing are almost always going to be the three that are put ahead of the rest. But these are usually only good for basic searches, not live results. When you want to get the best live results on the web, where… Read more

Neer: Personal Social Based Networking

  • September 1st, 2010 by Ann Smarty
Geo-location based check-in sites have started to become all the rage recently. Foursquare and Gowalla have shown just how ready some people are to announce their favorite locations to the entire world, with millions have signed up to try out the latest craze in mobile media since its arrival last year. New start-up Neerlife differentiates itself from the crowd by… Read more

Foursquare + CNN = World Cup “Check Ins”

  • June 16th, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
Foursquare, the location based social networking platform, has hooked up with CNN and the 2010 FIFA World Cup to connect there fans from around the world. More than 100 venues will be available for FourSquare followers and fans of World Cup and CNN ( “Checking in” at one of the CNN venues will unlock a special CNN Badge.… Read more

Avoidr: The Anti-Social Media

  • May 19th, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
The anti-social element is creeping into the social media. It doesn’t take long for the contrarians to make a 180 degree turn with every step in the social direction. Take for example the new Avoidr app that can be used by Foursquare users. As anyone can guess, rather than a meet up location finder Avoidr allows users to mark certain… Read more