Ahhh lurkers, where would the internet be without them. While Foursquare has growing steadily, adding around one million users every month and half during 2011, co-founder Dennis Crowley say that to truly hit scale, Foursquare needs to find a way to offer value to users who don’t check in. Read More
Ahhh lurkers, where would the internet be without them. While Foursquare has growing steadily, adding around one million users every month and half during 2011, co-founder Dennis Crowley say that to truly hit scale, Foursquare needs to find a way to offer value to users who don’t check in.
Mark Cuban hasn’t done anything interesting in web or mobile since he made his fortune selling to Yahoo during the dot-com bubble, but yesterday he opened his yap to diss location-based services like Foursquare.
“I think location-based services won’t survive as standalone companies. They have to evolve to something different. The location-based side of their Read More
Foursquare has been growing rapidly over the last year, recently passing six million users.
On the road to mainstream adoption, the presence of big celebrities, especially those with large social media followings, is a major accelerator.
Football fans can check in to the big game with Foursquare this Sunday, even if they’re not lucky enough to score a ticket.
The Superbowl will appear as a “Promoted Trending Venue” atop the list of trending places on Foursquare users’ phones.
It’s not clear yet if the company will make any money off Read More
Foursquare grew an astonishing 3400 percent over the last year.
The company released this amazing infographic to share some of the highlights.
There were 381,576,305 check-ins all told, with the biggest single event being the 30,525 checkins at the Rally To Restore Sanity in D.C.
Perhaps most impressive was the range of locations that Read More
The new features added to Foursquare today transform it into a more robust social network that could compete with Facebook for a broad swath of user activity.
By adding comments and photos to check ins and archiving all of this activity on a history page, Foursquare has created a real “social diary” for users. Read More
Foursquare is rolling out two new features for its app today that will help position the service at the center of the mobile zeitgiest.
IPhone users will have photos and comments added to their Foursquare app today, with these features scheduled to roll out to Android next week and Blackberry next month.
Comments will Read More
The typical user who enjoys location-based social networks such as Foursquare is male, college-educated, 32, and makes $105,000 a year, according to a report by research firm Forrester.
Foursquare users are also influential, Forrester concludes:
Geolocation users are 38% more likely than the average U.S. online adult to say that friends and family ask Read More
Foursquare closed a major loophole in its reward system today, making it impossible for users to earn mayorship by checking in over the mobile web.
To earn a mayorship now, users must check in and have their location certified by GPS. In other words they, or at least their cell phones, actually have to be in Read More