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Foursquare, the social-networking app that allows you to “check in” to venues, become a mayor, meet up with your friends, and find out which Starbucks locations have been masturbated in, now has a new crowd-sourcing function. In the words of Parks and Recreation‘s Tom Haverford, it’s time to “Treat Yo Self!”
Foursquare has logged more than 500 million check-ins from more than seven million users, and that rich trove of data can now power recommendations in real-time. Today Foursquare announced version 3.0 with a new “Explorer” feature, which suggests nearby locations to users.
Foursquare employees have been dogfooding the much-rumored feature since last fall, trying Read More
Julio Rafael Rocha, a designer in São Paulo, posted this photo today:
Apparently this is the first in a series. “This is the start of my new street art project,” he wrote. “It is called MAYOR. Everybody does foursquare check-in, i do check-in FOR REAL. Disconnect and live the real world.” I’m Mayor, Read More
Foursquare, the mobile service that rewards users for providing real-time information on their whereabouts to friends and acquaintances, is now worth more than $250 million, according to Bloomberg’s account of statements by co-founder Naveen Selvadurai.
Foursquare, which Selvadurai said will probably have 10 million users by June, faces increasing competition from location-based Read More
As of a few minutes ago, the Foursquare “moving target” called “Slushpocalypse 2011″ was trending, with 166 users “checking in” to a seasonably bad day of weather in New York. The phenomenon appears to piggyback on social media enthusiasts’ penchant for hyperbole, as evidenced in recent use of “snowpocalypse,” and other insipid formulations designed to Read More
From the creator of Using WordPress, Create Your Own Blog and Daddy Wears Slippers To Work comes a 224-page book about how to use Foursquare.
“Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers for fast results. You will learn everything you need to know to quickly and easily master the popular location-based Read More
Hoping to cut down on digital Goldilockses, Foursquare posted a new set of “house rules” to its site last night.
The service, which recently passed five million users, is coping with the challenge of maintaining a great atmosphere among a disparate community of users.
Most of the rules are straightforward enough: no spamming, no cuss Read More
A 22-year old girl stalked a 26-year old man in Scotland for nine months using Foursquare to track his whereabouts, according to a story in Metro.
They’d only met for a few minutes, the man told police, but since then he’s been “under siege” because of “foursquare, a site which allows users to ‘check Read More
Remember Friendster, that proto-social network founded in 2002, before MySpace and Facebook and all the rest?
Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley does. The New York entrepreneur who is now on what’s arguably the cutting edge of social media–location-based services–repeatedly referenced the social network O.G. in an interview with GigaOM about Foursquare’s strategy for making location social. Read More
Jews and Arabs and the occasional Roman have held competing claims to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, otherwise known as the Noble Sanctuary, for several millennia. The hill is thought to be the spot where Abraham bound his son Isaac, where the First and Second Temples stood and where Mohammed began his ascent to heaven. The Wailing Read More