Posts tagged social
Posts tagged social
There is much talk about the developments happening at Facebook HQ thanks to CNET report saying that Foursquare’s competition is imminent and that too in a few weeks time. We all know by now that foursquare has been leading the Geo-Location based race and has already taken the cake away from GoWalla by adding innovative checkin rewards feature which has been accepted by major players such as Pizza Hut, Starbucks Coffee etc.
Also reports suggest that facebook walked off from acquisition talks of foursquare after the owners of the Geo-Social-App asked for 25% more on top of US$ 120 million. Am clueless on how that valuation was reached?
So is Foursquare now intimidated by Facebook’s own roll out plans? I don’t think they should be and this is why:
Now lets see what happens… I’m definitely interested in facebook’s roll out of location based features… but for now I don’t see it as a threat to foursquare unlike other social media bloggers.
Remember the Mantra: “Competition is always Good”. Go foursquare!
So many of you have been asking how you can rock the t-shirts we wear every day here at foursquare HQ, so we made a store for you to get your own! The great thing about this is that it’s really not just a store, but a distribution channel that will allow us get swag out to all our…
I started this experiment to see how comfortable I was using either of the services mentioned here… both are Geo-Location based Social Networks built upon the idea that one should discover places around a city or a neighborhood. The timing couldn’t be perfect as I was also traveling out of my home town (Pune) to Bangalore & Delhi. Being the founder of foursquare Pune and having evangelized heavily to venues in my town, the responsibility here was huge and it was no surprise seeing the responses on my twitter timeline when I started pushing Gowalla checkins.
There have been many comparisons between these two services and frankly you might have just said “there we go again” upon seeing this post. But the importance to me was not all those tech filled comparisons on why foursquare or gowalla were better but, the simple fact - which is easier to live with at the end of the day?
So here it is… it’s foursquare (No surprise).
But let me explain..
So foursquare is more comfortable to live with as it offers rewards, offers great tips from members, tells you where your friends are and lets you compete for mayorships… the trick is for the venues now to adopt this or we’re gonna see some changes coming in from other competing Social Networks as well.
Also what foursquare needs is to add more “experience” to the user interaction. Gowalla does this with trips and sadly as the service is hardly used by anyone.. other than foreigners who visit India… this is not a big deal yet. But please foursquare, am sure you can come up with something here?
Hmm… End of Story. Would be glad to see your comments on this.
its true.. even celebs like @SrBachchan need followers to become twitter celebs #epic
Hilarious… talk about Automated Checkins… the future!
Doing a @gowalla vs @foursquare study… oh now look.. @Brightkite! #socialmedia
Bottomline: Will blog about my observations on which service is better in terms of actual rewards vs. game vs. ease of use.
Infographic.. ever imagined why so many applications were being developed or who was leading & where? Check this out:
Via: MBA Online