What Is Broadcastr?

“We tweet. We blog. We YouTube. We connect on Facebook. What about our voices?” That’s the idea behind Broadcastr, a crowdsourced social media platform that is based solely on audio. It was co-founded by Andy Hunter and Scott Lindenbaum in New York City, NY. Much like YouTube, Broadcastr aims to give people a platform through … Continue reading

What Is Foursquare?

“Explore your world.” Foursquare is a location-based social platform developed for smartphones. The service was started in 2009 by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai and is based around the GPS capabilities built into many mobile devices. The idea was to take the social media experience out of the browser and into the real world by … Continue reading

the student’s guide to social media

As the web continues to adapt and evolve, the innovation known as social media is making waves. While some claim that social media really had it’s beginnings at “probably about 7.34pm on a mild Tuesday in mid-April, around 165,000 BCE”*, the social media that we all know is barely a toddler. To say the least, … Continue reading

Foursquare: Explore Your World

I joined the Foursquare “movement” only a few months back, but in the time I’ve had an account with the social networking site I’ve managed to snag up ten mayorships and eleven badges. The game-like aspects are incredibly enjoyable and rather addicting, and quite often I find myself missing out on conversation because I just … Continue reading