A VC: Feature Friday: Places People Go Next

A VC: Feature Friday: Places People Go Next: “So a few weeks ago, I was stunned to be told by Foursquare that the ice cream shop I had just stepped into was the most popular place people go to right after the japanese restaurant I had just left. “



  • How will people (businesses use this)? 
  • Will they try to intercept people that are leaving the bar and heading for some late night food? 
  • Will someone give them coupons to try the restaurant (diner) just around the corner? 
  • Will this drive actual business? 
  • Will this business be more cash flow positive after interception costs?

What Services Are Supported on Memolane?

Memolane Supported Services

Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Picassa, Last fm, Foursquare, Instagram, Tripit, YouTube, MySpace, Vimeo, and RSS feed are ways to aggregate your data into Memolane. Looks like Gowalla is not yet supported. Went in to my Gowalla account to see if there was a way to export data via and RSS URL. Didn’t find one. Did send a tweet to @Gowalla to about this. If I receive a reply, I’ll add it to the bottom of the post or int eh comments.


Did You Inform The Manager?

via Foursquare – Four Green Fields


Came to the tip above after seeing a friend check-in, at the venue above, on Foursquare and post to Twitter. Was interested in the place since I had never heard of it before.

The tip section contained a comment that was not that helpful. Sounds like a problem the manager should be informed of ASAP and not posted online. The tip section is usually to recommend a signature item on the menu that is really great.

Other tips posted by “Robbie” for other venues have what one would call a negative tilt.

Commentary – Internet game-playing as motivational tool – latimes.com

“…this winter Vail Resorts is launching Epic Mix, a program to gamify skiing. A radio frequency chip inside your lift ticket is sensed by 90 gates spread across Vail’s resorts, recording where you’ve skied and how many vertical feet you’ve racked up. The entire mountain becomes a game board on which you can earn points or surprise pins and share your achievements with Facebook friends.

via Internet game-playing as motivational tool – latimes.com

A rather interesting article about Foursquare and other location and checkin applications.  It might be kind of cool to see what courses one skied down during a trip. This kind of data could be incorporated in to apps like Memolane in the future. Geo and checkin data will be used by more and more people in the future. Many of the pictures I have in Flickr have data stamps. These data stamps tell a story when placed on a timeline. When there is Foursquare checkin data to go along with it one can better recall and remember details of the people, places and events as they occurred.

Do you use and geo or checkin apps?

Which ones?

How do you find them useful?