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Facebook Acquires Gowalla…

The story was broken this evening on CNNMoney that Facebook had purchased Gowalla, I actually got a heads up this morning that this might be going down soon. I'm pretty mixed on this.  It's no great secret that I was a huge Gowalla fan in the early days of location based services and geosocial but the latest evolution of the Gowalla product really … [Read more...]

Social Media Ministry Management Tips

I recently was asked to assist with the management of social media for one of the fastest growing churches in the United States. I am still in the discovery process of what all social media strategies and presences they have in place right now but it hasn't taken me long to figure out that they have worked pretty hard to get to where they are at … [Read more...]

Exciting Enhancements for Gowalla

It's not a big secret that I am a Gowalla fan-boy, have been for a long time now. I see the value of geosocial as an industry insider and a business owner, companies like Gowalla and Foursquare have been leading this charge along with Facebook, who recently announced they were dropping their emphasis on Places, or at least take it in another … [Read more...]

Black Friday Foursquare Checkins

I ran across this article yesterday on Mashable and I thought it was pretty interesting.  These graphics represent the percentage of check-ins on Foursquare that each of the major retailers saw on Black Friday. Granted this is only Foursquare, and Gowalla, Brightkite, nor any of the other geo-social apps are represented, but I think it’s still … [Read more...]

EP:020 – The Cotton Club Podcast

This past week Keith Crawford, Luke Irvin, and I sat down with the CEO of Footfeed, Dennis Mink to discuss their brilliant iphone application. Footfeed is a new mobile geo location check-in aggregator network that brings together many web services so users can checkin to many networks simultaneously. Built from the ground up as a stand alone … [Read more...]

The GeoSocial Shakedown

I have been in the process of revamping my presentation from Barcamp Conway on The GeoSocial Shakedown for Barcamp Jonesboro this upcoming weekend and I figured I would do an accompanying blog post to go along w/ the presentation. Please keep in mind that this technology is still in it’s very infancy so a lot of these notes may become outdated … [Read more...]

Presentation: GeoSocial Shakedown

Wow, we had an awesome time at Barcamp Conway! Arlton Lowry did an excellent job putting this conference together in such a short period of time and the University of Central Arkansas was an awesome venue!  The turnout was awesome, for my session on GeoSocial my wife counted 40 people, and I think there were over 60 people attending overall.  The … [Read more...]

EP:012 – The Cotton Club Podcast

Well I think we figured out in this episode of The Cotton Club Podcast exactly how important a reliable internet connection is to producing a show like this.  My guests Keith Crawford, Brant Collins, Robert Blake, Craig McCoy, Arlton Lowry, and Steven Trotter were all gracious despite the fact we were disconnected 4 times thanks to my connection … [Read more...]

Let’s Discuss Social Media Taboo

Pleth, we have clients reach out to us on an almost daily basis for social media consulting and it’s something that I think we, as an industry, pretty much do right w/ the exception of a few bad apples and of course some companies that try to do it themselves internally. I am not for sure who all out there is advising their clients to do these two … [Read more...]

EP:008 – The Cotton Club Podcast

This weeks show was sort of an experimentation in that we had four guests on at once via Skype as opposed to just Keith and I, I think the end result was pretty awesome, we only had one glitch in the middle of the show and it was minor. This week my guests for The Cotton Club included Keith Crawford, Robert Blake, and Brant Collins.  Some topics … [Read more...]