Best uses: Foursquare Mayors vs. Other rewards

First I have to say that I rather enjoy using Foursquare. Badges are fun and sometimes irreverent. I’ve even made real-world connections due to checking in with it. One such instance even lead to a job interview. Pretty cool. So, on to the point. Being a mayor...

Geolocation 101

Geolocation by johnrhopkins Geolocation isn’t anything new. It has, in a sense, been around since we began to locate object or places on a map with relative accuracy. According to Wikipedia.org‘s entry on the subject: Geolocation is the identification of...

SCVNGR is going places

My first experience with SCVNGR was via a window sticker at Dottie’s True Blue Cafe in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District much like one of the¬†Google Places window stickers. It is, by the way, the BEST breakfast I’ve ever had. SCVNGR is one of the...

QR Codes 101

You’ve likely seen them from time to time. They were originally created in Japan as a quickly scannable barcode for tracking automotive parts. They take up about the same physical space as a traditional barcode, but can store MUCH more information (20 digits vs....