Locational micro-blogging / by Nick Ierodiaconou

http://foursquare.com/ http://gowalla.com/

A couple of neat smart-phone apps helping to socialise the process of submitting place-based reviews (mainly restaurants and bars) and building a gaming environment for people to drop and collect ‘gifts’, and be rewarded for their loyalty to particular shops/restaurants/places. A cool way of building a shared database of local knowledge about stuff... perhaps a platform for dropping location-based community news and pledges...?