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After this whole experimentation with Foursquare, I realized there are a range of different perspective on this social media platform. Foursquare is a location-based mobile platform that makes navigating through places easier and more exciting to explore. This service is available to users with GPS enabled mobile phone, such as smartphones. Simply by checking in you can share your current location with families and friends while accumulating points and virtual badges. To read more from my previous post, click HERE.
My View on Foursquare: I am an explorer at heart, therefore naturally I love the location based social media site. I have fun going out and discovering all the hidden gems within the city. Sometimes, I realized I love check-in only when I am out in town. I don’t normally remember to check-in at every single little places, like school building, library, etc. It’s actually more fun when you have more friends on Foursquare, then it turn into competition. I believe Foursquare will get bigger within the near future. However, it may face firece competition from Facebook location based application which have similar feature and ability. I think after so many check-in, you will get bored with it and will stop. Perhaps, this is why they create the badge system which let you earn badges for completing a certain citeria of check-in. This is great for business that relies in people checking into their venue. People also are able to leave tips about a particular places which helps the businesses. Overall, I love Foursquare, but I feel it can get repetitive unless I travel all over the places. Some people may view this as stalking behavior to have your friends know where you’re at. The only way to solve this, is not to check-in at every single place or private location such as your home. I won’t mind checking into a public places and letting everyone know. I guess it’s all a matter of preference. You must experiment it for yourself before determing if it’s for you or not.
Classmate Blogging about Foursquare:
Hanh Huynh: From Hanh’s blog, I get the impression that she enjoy using Foursquare. She did a recap of her Foursquare usage in the first 10 days. She make a great point about the leadership board she say that, ”in order to have a high ranking in the leadership board, you need to check-in often instead of trying to rack -up the points for the whole week and then do nothing after that.”
Kiara Robinson: One of my classmate, Kiara, express a dislike for Foursquare. She stated that, “For me personally, I am not a fan. It was fun to check into my apartment the first time, but after 16 times of checking in, I got bored and started to forget. More importantly, it kind of creeps me out to know where my friends are all the time. I only have like 6 Foursquare friends but the app I have for my phone notifies me when they check-in somewhere. So I literally see where they are like 15+ times a day. Some stalkers might enjoy that type of thing but I feel more comfortable texting them if we need to meet up.”
After signing up for Foursquare during the beginning of this month, I have been exploring it a bit. It’s useful when I am exploring the city and checking into places with tips offer about that particular location. After a couple of check-in, I finally earn my three badges from Foursquare. The fun part is just going out and having fun, don’t worry so much about what you must do to earn those badges. Of course, unless you’re competing with your friends to see who earn the most badges. My badges that I earned come as a surprise to me but I got excited when I got the notification about it.
Click HERE to view my Foursquare page.
Here are the following badges that I’ ve earned:
This is the “Newbie” badge that I have earn on April 3. In order to obtain this badge all you have to do is have your first check-in.
This is the “Adventure” badge that I have earn on April 10. In order to obtain this badge all you have to do is check into 10 different venues.
This is the “Crunked” badge that I have earned on April 10. I have earned this badge by visiting 4+ stops within one night!
Visit my Foursquare page by clicking HERE.
Foursquare is a location-based mobile platform that makes navigating through places easier and more exciting to explore. This service is available to users with GPS enabled mobile phone, such as smartphones. Simply by checking in you can share your current location with families and friends while accumulating points and virtual badges. The more check in you have the more you will earn points and badges.
Foursquare leads real-life experiences by letting you save information about sites that you want to visit and related recommendations about venues within proximity. Companies can use the foursquare platform by using a wide-ranging set of tools to acquire, engage, and retain customers.
Since I joined Foursquare, I thought it would be better to explore the site a bit. Within the privacy setting, you’re allowed to link Facebook and Twitter account to your Foursquare account. You can limit the amount of date you will share by simply editing option on the privacy setting page.
I decided to follow some companies: Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit Magazine, Mashable, Zagat, and MTV. I can’t wait to dive deeper into this site. It seem to have high potential for further growth in the future.
Play the video above for the basic overview of what’s Flavors.me is all about.
Check my FLAVORS.ME page out: click here
If have multiple online presences distributed across various social media websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, Tumblr, Foursquare, and so much more then you should definitely consider creating a Flavors.me account. Flavors.me makes creating a single spot for all of these social media outlet simple and easy.
The service is fairly simple. After completing a basic sign up form, you link your Flavors.me page to any of the online services they allow you to link. It’s self-explanatory in how you would customize your Flavors.me’s page. What I really love about this service is their minimalist approach in term of style.
Flavors.me is free for its basic feature and produces revenue through its premium subscriptions, which is $20 per year. The premium features include the capability to use your own custom domain name, real time statistics, and to include a contact form in your page. I strongly recommended that you check this out. You can use this flavor.me link to add in your e-mail signature in order to promote your online presences.
Check out the directory of flavor.me for examples of what others are making.