Geolocation-based social networks like Foursquare, Gowalla and Facebook Places are constantly referenced as the next big thing for social media, but how social or useful are they really? Dan’s close checking into the corner to lose his Foursquare religion, while Kat says: who cares? Foursquare is NOT where it’s at – services like Google Latitude or StickyBits are far more exciting and applicable to the real world.
We also discuss what’s bugging Bon Jovi about Steve Jobs; funny one-joke Tumblrs and Warner streaming movies on Facebook. And we catch up on the Twitter antics (sponsored or otherwise) of Charlie Sheen and consider the holier-than-thou attitude faced by TwitRelief (Comic Relief’s take on the TwitChange style celebrity follower auctions for charity).
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This week’s wanky words were provided by @ishbel_haf:
Punching above your weight
Participatory end-user validation
And Scrobble (as used by Kat in episode 1)
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