Category Archives: Research

Results Are In; Conference One Week Away

I am excited to announce that my research on location-based services has produced several significant results! My research co-author Tim Brown, PhD has crunched the numbers and we are getting the results ready for next week’s conference presentation. Curious about the results? I will be sure to post a link to our findings here once

Presenting Research at National Conference

University of South Carolina

I have officially been accepted to present my research this fall at the Convergence and Society Conference at the University of South Carolina! I will be presenting the results of my survey on using location-based services like Foursquare, Google Latitude, and Facebook Places on smartphones. I received more than 400 survey responses from all around

“Checking out Checking In:” Launching My Survey

This week marks the culmination of months of hard work–the launch of my research survey! I have spent the past five months researching how and why people use location-based services on their smartphones–apps like Foursquare, Facebook Places, and Yelp. Some people use these apps to check in to places, earn badges, and see where their