Foursquare encourages you to get out and explore your city and meet your friends more.
by on March 17, 2010
The social online game Foursquare has, to date, been popular with geeks and new media kids in San Francisco and a limited number of other US cities, but it hasn’t really taken off and captured the attention of the mainstream in the way that other social networking services such as Facebook or MySpace have in the recent past.
That’s not to say that it won’t, of course. The basic idea is to try to encourage users to explore their city more and to connect with other Foursquare friends in real life, while competing for ‘badges’.
The app makes good use of the iPhone’s location services to pinpoint where you are, and to let you know who else is nearby and what is going on around you. You can also create a To Do task for yourself or for your friends. It is in completing these To Dos that you and your friends set yourselves that you start to accrue points in ‘the game’.
It is a fantastic concept, but as with any social networking service, it is only going to take off in a big way in the UK should enough users sign up and use the service regularly.
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