Dear Dennis Crowley, it’s not me… it’s you!

  Dear Dennis Crowley, I’m so sorry: it’s not me… it’s clearly you. I remember the old days like it was yesterday. You launching Foursquare in 2009 here at SxSW. It was awesome. I seduced my friends in warming to the application… I collected mayorships like there was no tomorrow… And badges Dennis, badges. I …

Gowalla dies at #SxSW. 3 years old, RIP.

One would almost forget. Simultaneously to Dennis Crowley’s future visions on SoLoMo, location based social networks and Foursquare, Gowalla died a gruesome and lonely death, somewhere in the deep, cruel and moist dungeons of Facebook. 90 days after Facebook  opened its checkbook to buy Gowalla, the doors of the company have officially been sealed. A …

SoLoMo- Beyond the check-in: peer-review

It started as a nice gimmick: checking in where you went, and sharing that precious information with your friends. But as Gowalla, Foursquare and Facebook places found out real quick, it takes more than just offering the opportunity to make people to use the service. Dennis Crowley pointed out in his keynote at #SxSW that …

Dear Dennis: No Badges, No love…

I admit it, I’m a Foursquare junkie. I like to put places on the map, I upload pictures and tips like crazy… you can follow my every move on Foursquare’s map, and I collect mayorships and… badges.  Dear Dennis, I’ve never been this high on badges since my young boy scout days. And, now that …