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Social Site Shuts Down For Good

The Next Web | Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology

Three months after the acquisition of Gowalla by Facebook, the company has officially closed it doors. The screenshot below can be found on the locati...

Tweet This, Deny That: Social Media and the End of Denial

Michele Weldon | Posted 02.07.2012 | Media
Michele Weldon

Digital shaming has become the newest form of public stocks, ensuring the wrongdoings of individuals are widely known and impossible to erase.

Facebook Announces Big New Buy

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 12.08.2011 | Technology

Facebook has acquired location-based social service Gowalla for an undisclosed sum. Both companies announced the deal on December 5. "We're exci...

Facebook Reportedly Makes Big Acquisition

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology

Facebook has reportedly acquired location-based social service Gowalla, an unnamed source close to the company told CNN Money on Friday evening. W...

Gowalla Tells a Story

Josh Sternberg | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology
Josh Sternberg

What happened with Gowalla? To answer that is not a simple, "People don't use it" response. People do use Gowalla. But what happened along the way appears to be more vision-based than anything else.

Bianca Bosker

Gowalla Reinvents Itself From The Ground Up | Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.12.2011 | Technology

Gowalla, a location-based social network that has competed head to head with startups like Foursquare and Loopt, is rolling out a radical overhaul tha...

Game Mechanics, Badges and the Social Web: Where Are We Going?

Gowalla's Josh Williams | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology
Gowalla's Josh Williams

Is this newfound love for all things game-related really the future? The sentiment that games are -- or will be -- as important as our social connections over the next decade is laughable.

Study Reveals Who Uses Location-Based Services The Most

VentureBeat | December 10, 2010 | Cody Barbierri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

While only 4 percent of US online adults have ever used a location-based service, like popular check in app Foursquare, data from research firm Forre...

Bianca Bosker

Gowalla CEO Josh Williams: Coupons Won't Be Enough To Take Check-Ins Mainstream | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Gowalla CEO Josh Williams wins the award for the most stylish tech CEO I've interviewed to date. He arrived at our SoHo offices wearing elegant leat...

Gowalla 3 Integrates Check-Ins From Foursquare, Facebook

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If you can't beat 'em, include 'em. That seems to be the thinking behind Gowalla 3, the latest update to the location-based social networking service...

HuffPost and Gowalla Team Up For Bus

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gowalla, the mobile and web service that allows people keep up with friends and share the places they go, is teaming up with The Huffington Post to sh...

Who Gives a F*** Where You Are

Mike Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Gellman

As of late, I can't log on to Facebook without finding out that one of my "friends" is at Carl's Jr. or Dress Barn.

Urban Storytelling in New Orleans

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Rob Walker's newest project for New Orleans proves him to be no less than a bonafide optimist. He's proposing that we use art and design to alter our perceptions of a downtrodden environment.

Location-Based Services: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Julia L. Rogers | Posted 08.04.2011 | Small Business

While establishing a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Yelp may have been enough to take your business to the next level even just a few months ago, l...

Why We Check In: The Reasons People Use Location Based Social Networks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Fifteen-month old Foursquare is adding 100,000 new users every week and Facebook has made it clear that location is a feature it is preparing to offer...

Top Five Ways to Use Facebook Places Effectively

David All | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David All

This week, Facebook officially rolled out Facebook Places, its location-based service. This means that the time to get your strategy together for how to effectively use location to reach, engage, and empower brand activists is right now.

Facebook Places: Boom or Bust? Twitter Users REACT

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook Places is the latest "check-in" service, announced yesterday by the Internet giant. It comes on the heels of Foursquare and Gowalla, two of t...

10 Ways Geolocation Is Changing the World (PHOTOS)

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Max Gladwell

Location technologies are transforming how we experience, navigate, and ultimately better our world. From the global to the local, here are 10 ways geolocation is a positive force for good.

Broadway Marketing Ready to Play Foursquare

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Sims

Broadway has the opportunity to get cutting edge. It's time to start playing Foursquare.

Online Video Advertising to Increase 35 Precent in 2010, eMarketer CEO (video)

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Daisy Whitney

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif -- Online video is the fastest growing sectors in advertising, with spending expected to be up nearly 35 percent this year, says...

SXSWi's Startups to Check Out (That Don't Require Check-Ins)

Maya Baratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Maya Baratz

Sure, location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla were well represented at this year's SXSW Interactive conference. And here are three more interesting start-ups that picked up steam during the conference.