Connecting Social Media with the "Real World"
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Connecting Social Media with the "Real World"
Check-ins on Facebook, FourSquare and Gowalla, to name a few, are all the rage these days. But what are these rudimentary connections between social platforms on the web and the "real world" doing to better our relationships with friends, family and followers? Corporations and consumers? What about our experiences with the physical world around us? This topic aims to explore these questions through examining the digital mediums we use daily, and look to new ways to bring the 'social' aspect of social media full circle.
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Report Links Increase In ID Theft To Rise In Smartphone Use, Social Media - The Consumerist

Report Links Increase In ID Theft To Rise In Smartphone Use, Social Media - The Consumerist | Connecting Social Media with the "Real World" | Scoop.it
While smartphones have given millions of Americans something to do on the train instead of staring blankly out the window while wondering where that smell is coming from, they may also be leading to an increase in ID theft.
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Sam Adams to create 'crowd-sourced beer'

Sam Adams to create 'crowd-sourced beer' | Connecting Social Media with the "Real World" | Scoop.it

Media skepticism aside, this should be an interesting experiment. 

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Facebook, NBC Joining Forces to Host Social Presidential Debate

Facebook, NBC Joining Forces to Host Social Presidential Debate | Connecting Social Media with the "Real World" | Scoop.it
NBC and Facebook are teaming up to co-host a Republican debate Sunday night with a unique social media component.
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Starting a New Year's Resolution? Gympact Makes You Keep It or Pay

Starting a New Year's Resolution? Gympact Makes You Keep It or Pay | Connecting Social Media with the "Real World" | Scoop.it
Gympact employs tough love rather than rewards to keep its users visiting the gym.
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Heineken: Social Christmas Tree | Ads of the World™

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Social Media Enhances the Learning Experience in Higher ...

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Social media connects fans, players like never before

Social media connects fans, players like never before | Connecting Social Media with the "Real World" | Scoop.it
Every team, along with the league itself and its various arms, engages its fans through Twitter and Facebook.
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Social media gets more interesting | Creativity_Unbound

Social media gets more interesting | Creativity_Unbound | Connecting Social Media with the "Real World" | Scoop.it
We are moving from the social graph to the interest graph, creating new opportunities for brands and marketers.
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Global Hotels, Broken Down By Social Media Rewards [INFOGRAPHIC]

Global Hotels, Broken Down By Social Media Rewards [INFOGRAPHIC] | Connecting Social Media with the "Real World" | Scoop.it
Planning a vacay? Score deals with social media -- here's a rundown of what hotels are doing on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and YouTube.
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Using Foursquare to Map the History of Rap, Starting with Tupac

PR Manager Paul Rayment is mapping the history of famous rappers on Foursquare, adding note-worthy locations in the buildup to their careers. He has mapped Tupac's roots and plans to chronicle Jay-Z next.
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