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FOR THE BIRDS, AND MOSTLY THE CHILDREN TOO

Start up Culture

Foursquare—and Meetup and Yipit and Venmo and Hot Potato and dozens of others— facilitates and documents urban interactions, usually in real time, often with an eye toward building communities of users. While consumerism is at the core of the business model for many of these start-ups, that’s only part of the point. The entrepreneurs behind them have a sense that the city belongs to the rising generation, not some Wall Street guy or old-media geezer or other antiquated gatekeeper.

Social media, increasingly conducted through mobile devices, is changing the ways we interact with and own our concept of culture, creativity, and community. Article here.

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Filed under: Enterprise & Economies, TECHNOLOGY

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