Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I have been reading about FourSquare a lot lately. I decided it was time to investigate and see what this was all about. "FourSquare on your phone gives you & your friends new ways of exploring your city. Earn points & unlock badges for discovering new things." According to a posting from CrunchBase FourSquare is a location based social network that incorporates users location with friends by "checking in" via a smartphone app or by text message. Points are awarded for checking in at various locations. Users can connect their Foursquare accounts to their Twitter and Facebook accounts, which can update when a check in is registered. By checking in a certain number of times, or in different locations, users can collect virtual badges. In addition, users who have checked in the most times at a certain venue will be crowned "Mayor" until someone surpasses their number. Various venues have embraced FourSquare, and offer special deals to users who are "mayors". According to mashable if you are attending the Today Show you may play and earn rewards.
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