Social Media Without the Tweets and Check-ins

After covering social media for years, it’s kind of surprising to see the most popular social media platforms get to a point where user activity doesn’t matter anymore. On Twitter: Dick Costolo: “The Biggest Misconception About Twitter Is That You Have To Tweet To Use Twitter” On Foursquare: “Crowley compared Foursquare’s trajectory to Twitter. Even […]



Gowalla is a location based social network, and even though they’re considered underdogs compared to Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, I think their approach to location is more fun, meaningful, and social. I first heavily started using Gowalla when I was tired of the competition for mayor status and badges on Foursquare. Each of those two […]