What is Foursquare?

No, not the recess game that we used to play in elementary school, Foursquare is “one of the hottest companies around,” says Nick Saint of Business Insider. “Foursquare is primarily used for letting your friends know where you are and figuring out where they are. Secondarily, it’s for collecting points, prize “badges,” and eventually, coupons, for going about your everyday business.”

This helps you become more aware of the things in your area. By uploading Foursquare to your phone, you can link to your friends through other accounts (i.e. Facebook or Twitter) to see where they are located. You can “check-in” to places that are stored in Foursquare–or if Foursquare doesn’t recognize a location, you can save it into your archive so that it will be remembered next time. To use Foursquare, this allows you to show your friends where you are and for you to see where they are as well.

By adding comments and tips about locations, it will allow for others to evaluate if certain places are worth their time. You can find recommendations or suggestions for things to do in your designated area. The more you use Foursquare, the more you’ll get out of it! You can unlock badges and points based on how often you “check-in” to different places. By racking up the badges and points, you can receive various discounts and coupons to certain locations.

If you check into a location more than anyone else, you can become the mayor! By becoming the mayor, more rewards are given.

Foursquare is becoming popular as time goes on. When Nick Saint posted his article for The Business Insider, it had not even been Foursquare’s first birthday, and they already accumulated 275,000 users. Then just five months later, Tech Crunch announced that Foursquare had breached the two million mark. Now that Foursquare is just over two years old, it’s users are multiplying, and so are its rewards.


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