Posts tagged location

Oversharing: 40% of 18-24 year olds use social media in the bathroom

Also more than half (56%) of adults ages 25-34 use social media at work, and 44 percent of millennials use social media around the table at a restaurant, according to Nielsen’s new Digital Consumer Report.

Visualizing the movement of Facebook users around the globe, using data from Wolfram

Visualizing the movement of Facebook users around the globe, using data from Wolfram

How Twitter is Changing the Geography of Communication

via theatlanticcities:

“We wrote in late 2011 about some early research suggesting that many Twitter users in fact follow other people located within their same city, evidence, Richard Florida wrote, that the Internet is reinforcing the value of place instead of eliminating it.

But now that Twitter is a few years older – and considerably more global – Leetaru and several colleagues have conducted a massive new analysis of the site that suggests the opposite: ‘In effect,’ Leetrau says, ‘location plays a much lesser role now in terms of who we talk to, what we talk about, and where we get our information.’”

When and Where do people lose their smartphones?   This infographic explains how many are lost each year, and where we leave them…

When and Where do people lose their smartphones?   This infographic explains how many are lost each year, and where we leave them…

The Foursquare Clock (by kirgy9)

It tells you what kind of venue someone is located in, and how long they’ve been there.  Kind of reminds me of the clock in Harry Potter.

Who is winning the war to be king of Location-based SM? Foursquare and Gowalla face-off in this infographic.

Who is winning the war to be king of Location-based SM? Foursquare and Gowalla face-off in this infographic.

Foursquare Cops keep the city safe for check-ins. Respect the Badge!

One App to rule them all? Try Check.in

My loyalty divided between @Brightkite, @Foursquare, and @Gowalla, this new app allows me to check-in accross multiple Location-based Social Media using their APIs.  In other words, no more stumbling across the stratosphere apps just to broadcast my whereabouts at the next happy-hour hotspot.

It’s from the team @Brightkite (my first love in location-based SM), who have been up to some interesting experiments lately.  This app solves a growing problem, even as location-broadcasting is starting to tip in the mainstream.