Friday, April 6, 2012

Check In With Foursquare

Now that you are on board with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn it may be time to check out

Foursquare is the location-based social networking site.  It uses the iPhone’s built-in GPS to display restaurants, bars, parks, and other attractions near your location.

When you visit any of those locations, you can “check in” on the foursquare app, which then broadcasts your location to your friends. You’ll also see where your friends have checked in, which helps you meet up with them or find new things to do. You can also send alerts to your contacts on Facebook or Twitter.

Foursquare also offers unique opportunities for businesses. Business owners can use Foursquare to engage their mobile-savvy customers with specials and discounts. You can even track how your venue is performing with Foursquare’s venue analytics.

Foursquare allows you to earn points, profile badges and the biggest foursquare honor…a mayorship.

If you are not totally comfortable letting people know where you are then Foursquare is probably not for you. However, if you want to take advantage of special offers, and stay connected 24/7, then I would give it a try.

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