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Foursquare Uses 3B Check-ins, 10M Tips to Construct ‘Best of’ Lists for 30 U.S. Cities Foursquare Uses 3B Check-ins, 10M Tips to Construct ‘Best of’ Lists for 30 U.S. Cities

Foursquare has just launched a new “Best of” page that makes use of nearly 3 billion check-ins from over 30 million users worldwide. The Best of Foursquare page breaks down the top food, nightlife, and entertainment across 30 major American …

Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group for More Local Data Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group for More Local Data

Foursquare is looking to give users access to even more information about locations in some of the country’s biggest markets. Today, they’ve announced a “strategic data syndication partnership” with Voice Media Group – more specifically their “Voice Places” and “Best …

Instagram Adds Facebook Data Sharing to Privacy Policy (Without a Meaningless Vote) Instagram Adds Facebook Data Sharing to Privacy Policy (Without a Meaningless Vote)
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Earlier this month, Facebook held its third and final Site Governance vote. Facebook’s Site Governance system allowed users to vote on proposed changes to their terms and data us policies. While the vote was unique because it turned out to …

Facebook Officially Kills the User Vote Facebook Officially Kills the User Vote

Yesterday the voting period ended on Facebook’s third and final Site Governance vote, and we told you that the results overwhelmingly supported keeping the current SSR and Data Use polices. Of course, we also told you that it didn’t matter …

Facebook Just Eliminated Voting That Doesn’t Matter with a Vote That Didn’t Matter Facebook Just Eliminated Voting That Doesn’t Matter with a Vote That Didn’t Matter
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And with that, Facebook’s tepid attempt at democracy comes to a close. Voting is over in Facebook’s third (and final) Site Governance vote. With just under 700,000 votes cast, Facebook users overwhelmingly voted against proposed changes to Facebook’s SSR and …

Facebook Site Governance Vote on Pace to Break One Million Participants Facebook Site Governance Vote on Pace to Break One Million Participants
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The third-ever Facebook Site Governance vote is on pace to shatter previous records and see participation from over a million users. Unfortunately, that’s still about 299 million votes shy of what is needed to make the results of the vote …

Everyone Is Voting Against Facebook’s Policy Changes and It Doesn’t Matter in the Slightest Everyone Is Voting Against Facebook’s Policy Changes and It Doesn’t Matter in the Slightest
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You probably know that Facebook just opened up its third-ever Site Governance Vote, allowing users to vote on proposed changes to the company’s SSR and Data Use policies. Or maybe you have no idea. Maybe you don’t care. That’s fine, …

Facebook Opens Up Site Governance Vote on Voting Facebook Opens Up Site Governance Vote on Voting
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Starting today, you have a week to cast your vote in what will most likely be the last Facebook Site Governance vote ever. The company has announced the opening of the latest vote, which covers Facebook’s attempt to get rid …

WiFox, a “Traffic Cop for Data,” Said to Improve Wi-Fi Performance by up to 700% WiFox, a “Traffic Cop for Data,” Said to Improve Wi-Fi Performance by up to 700%
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Anyone who has connected to public Wi-Fi knows that it can be painfully slow at times. Depending on the amount of users on the Wi-Fi access point, users can experience varying levels of “data traffic jam.” Those with other options …

Hurricane Sandy Request from FEMA: Text and Facebook, Don’t Talk Hurricane Sandy Request from FEMA: Text and Facebook, Don’t Talk

As “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy is set to begin its assault on the east coast, millions of people are preparing for what is likely to be a huge weather event with far-reaching consequences. Of course, this involves the basic emergency prep …

Google Opens Up Its Data Centers for the First Time [PHOTOS] Google Opens Up Its Data Centers for the First Time [PHOTOS]

If you ever wanted to look inside the guts of Google, its data centers, to see “where the internet lives,” here’s your chance. For the first time, Google is giving us a look inside their data hubs with some pretty …

Americans Are Consuming A Lot Of Mobile Data Americans Are Consuming A Lot Of Mobile Data

Americans live in a consumer driven culture. Throughout the years, our society has been compelled to consume via text, radio, television, and now, the Internet. The methods of consuming data via the Internet have changed, however, and mobile data consumption …

Apple Maps Apparently Use Much Less Data Than Google Maps, So There’s That Apple Maps Apparently Use Much Less Data Than Google Maps, So There’s That
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Ever since Apple abandoned Google Maps for their own maps in iOS 6, well, it hasn’t been good (to say the least). There have been big problems with Apple’s maps product, including broken landscapes, mislabeled locations and landmarks, and all …

Facebook Is Tracking What You Buy to Provide Marketers Better Ad Analytics Facebook Is Tracking What You Buy to Provide Marketers Better Ad Analytics
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Facebook’s already tenuous relationship with its users over privacy and the sharing of personal information has a new wrinkle, as it looks like Facebook has waded into the retail sales tracking business. According to The Financial Times, Facebook has already …

Wolfram Alpha Shows You A Whole Lot Of Personalized Facebook Data Wolfram Alpha Shows You A Whole Lot Of Personalized Facebook Data

Wolfram Alpha announced the launch of a pretty cool new personal Facebook analytics tool. All you have to do is type “facebook report” into Wolfram Alpha. Just click the button that says “Analyze my Facebook data,” allow it to access …

The Facebook Beast Ingests 500+ TB of Data Every Day The Facebook Beast Ingests 500+ TB of Data Every Day

If Facebook’s underperforming stock value has made you think that the social media giant is withering away into nothingness, think again. The network is still a well-oiled machine, a beast of data processing that has some impressive numbers to back …

Visualizing A Pizza Delivery Driver’s Route in New York City Visualizing A Pizza Delivery Driver’s Route in New York City

One of the newer trends of the web concerns taking reams of data and adding some sort of visualization to it. We’ve seen it with Twitter use during the Japanese earthquakes and with 56 years worth of tornado data to …

Facebook: Despite Alarmist Statuses, We Still Don’t Own Your Content Facebook: Despite Alarmist Statuses, We Still Don’t Own Your Content
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Facebook has taken it upon themselves to comment on a recent viral status update that you may or may not have seen floating around your parts in the past couple of days. The status varies a bit, but usually takes …

Study: IPhone Users Hog All the Data Study: IPhone Users Hog All the Data
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The Huffington Post is reporting a study that finds iPhone users comprise 80 percent of the top 10% of data users. The report comes from consulting firm Analysys Mason, who revealed that among the smartphone users that fall in the …

Facebook’s Open Graph Is Dominating The Internet Facebook’s Open Graph Is Dominating The Internet
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The image you see above is not the visualizer from Windows Media Player 6. It’s a chart that shows how many links containing Open Graph tags have gone through through Embedly. The image illustrates a massive 42 percent of all …

Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop Over Facebook Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop Over Facebook
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In Albermarle, North Carolina, a fed-up father took his frustrations out on his daughter’s laptop after reading her Facebook page. On Wednesday, Tommy Jordan shot and killed his daughter Hannah’s laptop in a domestic tit-for-tat battle he and his 15-year-old …