Foursquare 11/30/2010
 
I have been using Foursquare for awhile now and I am starting to lose interest.  At first it was all fun and games, but as time has gone on it has become no fun and just a game.

                Starting out as a newbie the app offered the challenge of earning badges and competing against friends for mayor-ship of frequently visited places.  In addition to the competitive aspect Foursquare offered, on occasion I would stumble across places that offered discounts, sometimes even a free drink or some other treat.  This has become my only incentive for using the app.

                I think the idea of checking in can be fun, especially if it gets me discounts or some type of useful knowledge.  However, until more establishments get on the Foursquare bandwagon it is really just a way to collect useless badges.  I think the makers of the app need to get a following like Google maps, whose users upload useful information about establishments.  I personally would like some insight into places I have never been to.  If the location isn’t enticing me with some type of offer than perhaps a user’s review will get me in the door.  Don’t worry Foursquare I’m not going to delete you just yet.  I have hopes that you will grow into an app that better suits me.

 


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