Foursquare

Let me tell you about my latest obsession, Foursquare.  Y’all need to sign up.  It’s so fun.  I’m still a newbie though.  Ok so what is it?  It’s a social networking- city guide- sorta like twitter-thing. It’s perfect for traveling to a new city too.  You can see what the local like, where they like to go.  The app is free and it’s so much fun! I tell you now, I’m gonna be a mayor soon! You get a crown!  Well, not a real crown, but a crown symbol on your profile.  I might just wear a crown in real life so people will know I’m the mayor! Here’s what their site tells you:

First things first – let’s get foursquare on your phone. Your best bet is to download either our iPhone app or Android app. If you have a Blackberry or another phone with a web browser, you’re best off using mobile website (and yes, a Blackberry app is in the works!)

If you have a phone that doesn’t have a web browser, you can use our SMS shortcode to check-in by sending messages to 50500 (like this: @ Ace Bar ! enjoying happy hour). Sorry, but this works in the US only for now.

foursquare checkins

Check-in to places

People use foursquare to “check-in”, which is a way of telling us your whereabouts. When you check-in someplace, we’ll tell your friends where they can find you and recommend places to go & things to do nearby. People check-in at all kind of places – cafes, bars, restaurants, parks, homes, offices.

You’ll find that as your friends use foursquare to check-in, you’ll start learning more about the places they frequent. Not only is it a great way to meet up with nearby friends, but you’ll also start to learn about their favorite spots and the new places they discover. Continue reading