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Trends come from sifting data and watching how processes evolve.

The following addresses Facebook Places, Gowalia and Foursquare, all of which relate to location based mobile check in services. Ask yourself the obvious, will this impact on you in the next year, 3, 5 re; your practice growth.

Facebook Places

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Almost one in five smartphone owners use check-in services such as Facebook Places, Foursquare and Gowalla on their mobile device in the US said market researcher comScore in a recent study on mobile check-in services.

“Although still in their relative infancy,location-based mobile check-in services are seeing rather impressive adoption among smartphone users,” said Mark Donovan, comScore senior vice president of mobile.  

Three out of every four check-ins recorded in March 2011 came from a smartphone. 

12.7 million people, or 17.6 percent of the entire smartphone population in the US, checked in using their mobile device during the month.

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Dr. Ken Serota, DDS, MMSc Author of over 70 publications, Ken has lectured on Endodontics and Implantology around the world. MMSc from the Harvard-Forsyth Dental Center in Boston, MA; Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Ken is the founder of ROOTS – an online educational forum for dentists from around the world who wish to learn cutting edge endodontic therapy.
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