Foursquare is a location-based social networking website, software for mobile devices. Users “check-in” at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application.They are then awarded points and sometimes “badges.” The service was created in 2009 by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai.
Foursquare on your phone gives you & your friends new ways of exploring your city.
As of December 2010, the company reported it had 5 million registered users.
..and I’m proud to be part of it!
it is a web and mobile application that allows registered users to connect with friends and update their location.
..check-in anywhere you are, and when you tell foursquare where you are, that’s checking in. Friends would know where they can find you and you can earn points and badges based on your adventurousness. You can check in to any location: parks, airports, home, office, just about anywhere.
If a user has checked-in to a venue on more days (meaning only one check-in per day qualifies for calculating mayorship) than anyone else in the past 60 days, the check-ins are valid under Foursquare’s time and distance protocols, and they have a profile photo, they will be crowned “Mayor” of that venue, until someone else earns the title by checking in more times than the previous mayor.
Badges are earned by checking into various venues.
..but you need to have a smartphone because mobile check-in without the app can’t crown you mayorship.
Foursquare currently has iPhone, Symbian, Android, webOS, Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry applications.
If you want your location and shout out be published on foursquare just sign into your account and at foursquare.com/settings you’ll see the option to link Facebook.
|Dis: info from wiki and help on foursquare|