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

Angry Birds As Stop-Motion Paper Animation?

Good morning geeks! Nothing quite says Friday like a Angry Birds enthusiast who animated the popular Angry Birds iPhone game using paper and stop-motion animation techniques. Hats off to Gregory Cortez for making this. Click on the link below to watch the video. http://player.vimeo.com/video/16513268 Agnry Birds was developed by Rovio Mobile. Like it? Follow us … Continue reading

Apps You Need: Instagram

If you have even the slightest interest in photography, better yet, if you have any interest in pictures at all, then I have a revelation for you. It’s called Instagram, and it is the greatest photo-sharing platform of all time (my opinion). The idea is pretty simple. Take a picture, put it into the app … Continue reading

Can T-Mobile Censor Text Messages?

Why yes, they can. Wireless provider T-Mobile is getting its hands dirty this week in a federal court case over whether the company should follow the same “must-carry” guidelines as landline providers. Should wireless providers be able to pick and choose at their own discretion which texts to send along and which to hold back? … Continue reading