Prevent issues with the cops, don’t abuse Foursquare

by | Apr 14, 2010 | Social networking

Currently I’m testing both Foursquare and Gowalla. These tools enable me to check-in at locations I visit. In an interactive way I’m investigating my own neighbourhood and unknown cities. The competition part of the applications make it even more funny to use. By visiting a location often you can become the Major of that side on Foursquare. Of course people already started faking their check-ins to gain points. Therefore, Foursquare decreased the distance from the spot to login. And to prevent further abuse they hired the Foursquare Cops (LOL!)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4rfzYul9O8

2 Comments

  1. TimOnWeb

    I'm trying to decide between foursquare and gowalla too. For me it seems, that Foursquare is more popular in the North America and Gowalla is more common in Europe. For example, I can't see any action for Gdansk in 4sq, but I see a lot of spots in Gowalla. As far as I know, Foursquare has 4x larger userbase that Gowalla (400 000 vs 100 000).

    Reply
  2. PetersOpinion

    For sure Foursquare manages to attract way more attention. Their rewarding
    part is for sure better. For me too often it takes a too long time before
    Foursquare comes up with a location. In general Gowalla is faster for me. If
    I'm not wrong Gowalla is also launching a loyalty system soon. The one with
    the best funding will in the end win I think. Currently that seems to be
    Foursquare.

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow Me

Recent Posts

Combating poverty through increasing supply chain transparency

Combating poverty through increasing supply chain transparency

It’s a real pleasure to share with you what has recently become a new chapter in my life. After finishing my previous journey, I decided to take a longer break to think about the next phase of my life. I concluded that I want to make a positive impact in this world....

30.000 km motorcycle journey to save soil

30.000 km motorcycle journey to save soil

Do you realise how valuable the soil around us is or how valuable it could be? This treasure beneath our feet hosts a quarter of the planets biodiversity and provides about 95 per cent of our food (UN News). Unfortunately, the highly fertile and unmissable topsoil has...

The wealthy get wealthier and cause most of the polution

The wealthy get wealthier and cause most of the polution

The wealth of the world’s 10 richest men has doubled since the corona pandemic began, while over 160 million people are projected to have been pushed into poverty. Besides, 252 men have more wealth than all 1 billion women and girls in Africa and Latin America and the...

You may also like

Share This