Old services meet new media: a tweeting cabbie’s growing business

"Can you pick me up at my place in 15 minutes? Text me when you get here." No, this isn't a text message to a friend or a call to a car service—it's a direct message sent through Twitter to a driver of a Chicago cab. Rashid Temuri, who goes by "Chicago Cabbie" online (@ChicagoCabbie … Continue reading Old services meet new media: a tweeting cabbie’s growing business

Social media for restaurants

Image via CrunchBase Reaching out to mobile travelers is good business, especially where I live on the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin. Every year, thousands of wired [that means "internet connected" for you folks from the U.P., eh?] travelers drive through our area on their way to Door County. The smart restaurateur should be looking at … Continue reading Social media for restaurants

Why should I care about Foursquare?

Because Forrester has some interesting data to support it... "While only 4 percent of US online adults have ever used a location-based service, like popular check in app Foursquare, data from research firm Forrester shows that young adult males with college degrees appear to be the main user group. In addition to being the main … Continue reading Why should I care about Foursquare?

The Future of Local Commerce = Facebook + Foursquare + Yelp + Groupon [+ Outdoor]

Image via CrunchBase Buy local? It's more than just a tagline but if you want more than your fair share of drive by business, you have to consider what these tools can do for you... "There’s been much hype, crazy valuations, and overall market excitement about businesses that promise to unleash the power of the … Continue reading The Future of Local Commerce = Facebook + Foursquare + Yelp + Groupon [+ Outdoor]