Place shapes in NY
Foursquare’s eye candy from Shinjuku Station (video)
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Twitter is partnering with Foursquare for location data
Why Foursquare failed to reach escape velocity
@simonowens posted a thoughtful piece on LinkedIn entitled Why Foursquare failed to reach escape velocity.Â I of course, have my perspective on why Foursquare has split/pivoted. (I tried to add my comment but LinkedIn wouldn’t allow me to comment. Probably too long.) Below is my comment. Simon – This is a pretty good post and have a different perspective having used the service since...
OpenStreetMap turns 10
OpenStreetMap is 10 years old! I can’t believe it’s been that long . . .
Here is some eye candy -which I believe shows how the data was mapped out over time. (At least that is what I chose to believe.) Enjoy!
I just received thisÂ email from Foursquare. I have mixed feelings about this but I respect their decision to listen to the data (aka their users.) Love the new logo! Hi Michael, About five years ago, we launched a little app called Foursquare. As one of the first million people to sign up for Foursquare, youâ€™ve been with us pretty much since the beginning. Youâ€™ve seen us grow from a tiny...
Robert Scoble on Big Data, Real-time and distributon (video)
@bryankramerÂ sits down and interviews @scobleizerÂ what’s happending now. I’d love to have Robert Scoble’s job!
Location: the essential element in your personal brand
Last week I was lecturing to my class on the importance of personal brands in the digital age. This is a lecture I’ve given numerous times before, with an emphasis on transparency and passion. Let them know who you really are without getting too personal Passion is what gets work done I had them look themselves up on LinkedIn (after Googling themselves) to see if there were any issues that...
The Culture of Location
One of the biggest/best things I heard at the #BigBoulder Conference at the end of June was the idea that location is the lynch pin for all data. This, of course was offered up by the guys from @Esri, and it got me thinking. Location for me has always been more than a dot on the map, but I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time focusing on the depth of that dot. What’s the persona of...
CRUCES 5th Anniversary
On July 25th, 2007, I created my first blog post. Itâ€™s hard to believe itâ€™s been five years and a lot has changed in that time. The focus of CRUCES has shifted with digital culture and Iâ€™ve been very lucky in that my passion for mobile/social & location is now at the forefront of marketingâ€™s collective consciousness. This of course is not the only thing that has changed in that time...