Archive for February 12, 2010
Think back to Valentine’s Day in elementary school. Remember the valentine’s themselves, the classroom parties and, of course, the Sweethearts. The sugary little morsels that are synonymous with the impending holiday.
When I first learned that New England Confectionary Company’s Sweethearts had made their way to Twitter, I’ll admit that I was shocked. My initial thought was that the target demographic for the beloved Valentine’s Day treat wasn’t on Twitter. Not to mention the fact that it just seemed obscure that heart shaped candies had their own Twitter feed. Read the rest of this entry »
As someone who’s been using Foursquare since it was in its ghetto/doesn’t always function/impossible for you to add a new location phase, I’ve found it very entertaining to watch this platform grow. As it becomes increasingly accessible, more and more people have started to use it (especially since the Blackberry app came onto the scene!).
For me, the defining moment of when Foursquare had become “acceptable” was when my boyfriend started to use it after months of making fun of me for insisting on telling the world where I was. I never thought that moment would come! Besides its growing popularity, I’ve also noticed an increase in discussions surrounding its purpose and the proper way to use it. In fact, TJ wrote a post about her foray into Foursquare just last week. This is to be expected for any new medium, just as we saw with Twitter before. Read the rest of this entry »