Are you familiar with foursquare? It’s a new-ish social networking website that allows you to track places you visit, and keep up on where your friends are. You can download the app to your iPhone, Blackberry, or Android, and connect with friends. The service can link with your facebook and twitter accounts to share your location with others.
Foursquare allows you to compete with other users to become “mayor” of a place–if you’ve visited somewhere more than anywhere else, you become mayor. And users collect “badges” for achieving such milestones as visiting 5 different airports (Jetsetter) and going out four nights in a row (Bender). You can even read or leave tips for others using the site, like my suggestion to get the Spruce Street or any of the chicken cutlet sandwiches at Taylor. Read more about the basics here.
FourthandEye and I are both on foursquare, and it seems to be picking up popularity in DC. Social Media website Mashable claims that foursquare may be the next Twitter, even calling it “The Twitter of 2010”. The site also reported a recent collaboration between foursquare and TV network Bravo.
Do you use foursquare? Have you had any interesting experiences (i.e. met up with a friend because you found out they were nearby, or tried something new at your favorite restaurant) as a result?
Below are a few of the landing pages on foursquare for local businesses:
- Bolt Bus
- Chinatown Coffee
- Fado’s Irish Pub
- Green Turtle
- The Hirshorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
- Irish Channel
- Iron Horse Tap Room
- Lucky Strike Lanes
- Nandos Peri Peri
- The Passenger
- Ping Pong Dim Sum
- Regal Cinemas at Gallery Place
- Rocket Bar
- Tony Cheng’s