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Have you ever wanted to know about the crowd at a bar before you go there? Or the quality of the wifi at a coffee shop before forking over the cash for a latte, fighting for an outlet and settling in at a table? There’s an app for that! Actually, there are several.

Check out my guest article on AboutFoursquare.com!
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Nice piece Eric. I hadn't heard about VoteSpot.
I'm curious about how these apps plan to overcome the "feed the beast" issue. It appears to be the the Achilles heel. I understand that they are all new, but it will be interesting to see how they handle user perception and if they can really incent participation which is the backbone to their sucess. Local Uncle's approach is smart since it gets in the path of content creators. Though I wonder about the famed "hamburger/sushi" conundrum with the answers.

Something powerfull should come out of this space someday, but as the death of Aardvark eludes to, users are still struggling to find and accept a realtime FAQ model that truly feels useful and beneficial to them. The whole space itself represents quite a fascinating HCI problem.
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This week on the About Foursquare podcast, I chatted with +Schneider Mike and +Aaron Strout about their new book: Location Based Marketing for Dummies.

Don't forget to leave a comment on the blog post to become eligible for a free smart phone case from Otterbox!
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Just listening to my first podcast from Scotland, UK! Great Job!

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Will you miss Facebook Places? Let my eulogy console you.
Thank you all for coming. I know if Facebook Places were alive today, it would be smiling down upon us at the thought of all of our Facebook friends knowing--against our will--we were in attendance. P...
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Facebook Places as we know it will disappear soon.
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RIP Facebook Places
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GOOD! I hate FB place.
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+Schneider Mike and I review The LevelUp after chowing down at Saus.
Full article here: http://www.a-g.com/Blogroll/2011/08/Testing-LevelUp
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I was torn between that and Eminem.
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Well obviously, tonight is the year anniversary of the Bed Intruder.
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Congrats +Howie G ! You've won 2 tickets to #GEOM2 tomorrow. Contact Schneidermike at a-g.com to redeem your prize. cc +Schneider Mike
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Also a signed copy of lbm4d woooOooooooooooOooooO
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Sometimes you need more than 140 characters to explain what you're thinking...
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Location is not dead at Facebook
Facebook recently announced that they were taking away the ability to check in, thus killing their offering, Facebook Places. This did not come as a surprise to anyone who has been listening to me spo...
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Here's the story of how I was stabbed. It's also a review on Cloud Assassins.
Allen & Gerritsen | A&G. @cloud_assassin We can't wait to see what you're working on! @VictSolomon We love free food here @allengerritsen! [@cloud_assassin] is killing us! Check out wh...
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After +Ryan Kuder and +Lea Marino dared me, I tried the 6 Saltines in 60 Seconds challenge.

+Eric Leist with commentary at Allen & Gerritsen Kitchen Stadium
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