Location-based check-ins are nothing new – however, the concept of being able to tag a moment in time with location is a developing concept. A relatively new travel startup called Geospike allows users to create time-stamped, location-specific travel journals – without necessarily having to write one.
Foursquare has launched a new email marketing campaign aimed squarely at increasing the location-based network’s user generated content. Submitted by a Tnooz reader, the email marketing campaign hinges around recent trips by users.
Banjo aims to solve this network-based issue by taking the network out of the equation by providing a real-time, on-the-ground view of what’s happening right now through the eyes of friends and connections both around the corner and around the world.
Although not immediately obvious, the Groupon model might just work for some tourism-related businesses, without them all seemingly “racing to the bottom”.
Is Groupon, and other group discount sites, changing the way people shop for the better or doing it at the expense of small business?