South by Southwest Interactive — it’s the conference that blew up Twitter and gave birth to Foursquare … what next big things debuted this year? And, more important, what do they mean for venues?

Rather than the next big thing, this year’s SXSW produced two big themes: geolocation and social data.

Geolocation is nothing new. After all, Foursquare debuted at South by Southwest in 2009. But consumer applications utilizing automated geolocation are continually fi...

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