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I fail at Foursquare

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I confess: I fail at Foursquare.

Just two short weeks ago, I signed up for what seemed to me to be the coolest social media trend going. I’d been getting frequent updates via Twitter from friends, stating their locations, their latest badges, saying that they’d become the mayor of the local Wendy’s??! What?

So being game for trying out new technology, I signed up. And, in earnest, I dove into Foursquare. I checked in. I added locations. I even became the mayor of my office (though it was a hollow victory—none of my colleagues use the application).

I was praised by some friends and chided by others. Foursquare usage is a real partisan issue—you either love it or it hate it. I tried not be annoying about it, checking in only once or twice a day, as opposed to every time I moved to a different room.

But my love affair with Foursquare has dwindled. I forget to check in. I don’t make an effort to see if the venue I’m at is listed. The passion’s just not there.

Despite predictions otherwise, location-tagging applications are expected to become even more popular. So the domination of Foursquare may be inevitable.

Maybe I’ll keep trying, maybe I’ll check in every now and again. But my prediction for my own use? There’ll be a new mayor at workplace before you know it.

P.S. If you’re looking for a laugh at Foursquare’s expense, be sure to check out the Foursquare Cops.

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Written by melissa

April 29, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Posted in Social media

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  1. I actually did the same thing about a Month ago. I became the Mayor of my office and clocked in at a couple local D&D’s but the passion wasn’t there. I agree that these types of programs will someday be a very big part of our life. But right now I’m just not into it.

    Ryan H., http://www.RyanHanley.com

    Ryan Hanley

    April 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm


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