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Foursquare Update Encourages Users to Explore: Facebook, Instagram, and Yelp Influence Foursquare Redesign

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Today, foursquare released the latest version of its mobile app dubbed foursquare 5.0.  Previous iterations of foursquare have allowed us to rule as the Mayor of our favorite Starbucks, bookstore, or cardio craze, yet foursquare 5.0 takes us to a new frontier of social exploration. The app update encourages users to break free from the usual places we visit, drawing us in with a visual-driven interface and recommendations to explore the world around us. Here’s what you need to know about foursquare 5.0: Focus on the visuals. Once you get started with the new foursquare, you might wonder if you’ve opened the right social application. Foursquare has incorporated a streamlined, visual timeline of the locations where your friends have checked into recently. Now that the masses have adjusted to the Facebook timeline and adeptly use their Instagram feed, the timeline format aligns well with other popular social media applications. For example, “Like” a check-in with the heart button, and submit a comment with the thought bubble button, just as you would in your Instagram feed. The visual elements carry throughout each tab, from friends’ check-ins, your own profile page, and onto the completely revamped Explore tab. Get out and Explore. The Explore tab is the hub of recommended places to visit near a user’s current location. Recommended places are generated based on friends’ check-ins and specials, and are presented appealingly through the visual timeline experience. If you’re gearing up for a trip out of town, check out what’s near your hotel by tapping the map and searching a new location. The Explore tab rolls the functionality of Yelp reviews into the sharing of foursquare, eliminating what for many was previously a two-step searching process. The design and user interface encourage searching for new spots, breaking out of the routines of the trusty, usual check-in. With the number of social media apps, feeds, and lists we ritually check and engage in, the ones that survive have an intuitive interface, are easy on the eyes, and combine the best functions of several platforms. We see foursquare 5.0 as a leap in social media innovation– rolling in each of these elements for a better user experience.

Fox News Features David Gerzof Richard Analyzing Facebook Oversharing

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President of BIGfish, David Gerzof Richard, sits down to discuss oversharing information on Facebook. Click the photo to watch the segment on MyFoxboston.com

David Gerzof Richard Discusses Facebook’s Purchase of Instagram for $1 Billion on Fox 25 News

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Facebook: The Next Generation of Search

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According to a recently published report, a team of about two dozen engineers is currently working on a project to turn Facebook into a search engine. This news has big implications for existing search engines like Google and Bing. Every day, millions of users publish content to, share, and like Facebook pages. Every brand with a budget has a Facebook presence. While Google +, Google's attempt at a social network, has never really taken off with the likes of Facebook and Twitter, Facebook sees most of the published content on the internet. A Google search for something like a dessert place will yield pages of results. A Facebook search for a dessert place will show you the closest location with the most likes. It presents you with the best choice, and you didn't even have to weed through the first page of options, as you might have to do with Google. It will be very interesting to watch how the team develops the Facebook search engine, and what the company chooses to do with it.

The Patriot Ledger Features BIGfish President David Gerzof Richard

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