For Android users, there are basically three apps to choose from when it comes to one-stop social networking: HootSuite, TweetDeck, and Seesmic. They're all great hubs for your social network updates, and they're all really good at shortening links, geotagging, and adding pictures to your posts. For the most part, the three of them do the basics very well, which makes it hard to decide which to use. So, we're taking a look at some of the nuances that set the three of them apart.
Until recently, companies interested in creating a Foursquare page had to fill out an Excel spreadsheet, and then submit it to the Foursquare business development team. They would then have to wait for approval, and all the submitted information to be entered before the brand page would come to life.
Now, creating a Foursquare page is an automated process, making it easier for anyone to create a page. A page is a great way for organizations to promote their business, and it's free!
Tweetdeck, now owned by Twitter, gives you power over your Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and Google Buzz accounts, all from a single application window. It presents each of your feeds as customizable columns, and allows you to easily swipe left or right between them.
Thanks to Tweetdeck's slick, dark interface and adjustable text, keeping up with your social networks from your Android device is easy on the eyes. Your feed columns are adjustable, and updates are even color coded so you can quickly distinguish between Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and Buzz posts. The Home column shows all of your feeds aggregated … Read more
HootSuite for Android lets you sign in to your Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare accounts from a single application window. While the app may not be versatile enough for the most active social media personalities, it is a convenient option for frequent users of these three social networks.
The first thing you should know about HootSuite for Android is that it's nowhere near as powerful as its browser-based sibling. While the desktop version lets you sign in to and post from no fewer than nine different networks, the Android app is limited to the three mentioned above. That said, the … Read more
As you step into the new school year, we know you'll have lots of adjusting to do--new friends, classes, professors, and eating habits (hello, Top Ramen)--so we'd like to make at least one thing easy for you: setting up your gadgets.
With these helpful tips crafted by our How To team, you'll be setting up your TV, exploring new places around campus, mastering your computer skills, and collaborating with other students in no time.
It just became much easier to stalk a half-price soup and sandwich combo around the corner or save on a yoga class starting in your neighborhood at the top of the hour. That's because Groupon's service Groupon Now has joined the roster of deals services integrated into Foursquare.
Daily deals have already been available on Foursquare from competitors like LivingSocial for a little while, but the big boy on the bargain scene has been conspicuously absent. Turns out that's because Groupon and Foursquare were busy working out a deal to do location-based offers, according to a Mashable … Read more
Being able to discover new places in your city, or a new city you are visiting can be challenging. With the growing availability of mobile apps that look to provide custom search results of nearby restaurants and bars, staying up on all the different options can be time-consuming.
Foursquare rolled out its solution to this problem earlier this year by adding a feature called Explore to its lineup. With the BlackBerry app having received an update that brought Explore to the platform, catching up with Android and iOS, now is a great time to cover just how you use Explore.… Read more
Google + is making some changes, but hopefully it's only going to keep the G+ train going: estimates have it at 10 million users and on track for 20 million by this weekend. Yeah, no, really. Plus, Netflix makes a change that makes us sing and pushes you toward either DVDs or streaming, but probably not both. Plus, happy anniversary, Neptune!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Foursquare has created a daily-deals program that relies upon services that consumers are already using.
The location-based social network that allows people to "check in" at different locations, has formed agreements with LivingSocial, AT&T, and fashion-focused Gilt Groupe, among others, to deliver the deals. According to the company, the daily deals are an expansion of its current Specials program, which allows merchants to advertise deals to the social platform's users.
Foursquare's new offering will help people find deals around their current location. The deals Foursquare offers will be tailored to the person based on … Read more
Local social-app maker Foursquare has signed revenue-sharing distribution partnerships to target deals sites to its users' locations, the company will announce tomorrow and The Wall Street Journal is reporting tonight. We'd previously broken the news that Foursquare was in talks to strike such a deal with Groupon. That one is not finalized yet, but other partnerships with LivingSocial, Gilt Groupe, AT&T, Zozi, and BuyWithMe are.