for Indy, Omaha & 13 other American
Marketing types want you to beg for it
first, like you once begged for ESPN 2.
Sort of makes you think they should
get a placement deal with Bravo or
E! for one of their reality shows, eh?
Just not Miami Social.
New York Observer
Foursquare Gets the Times Treatment
Foursquare, the location-based mobile application that the Observer has featured several times, has (finally!) earned a profile in the New York Times.
As co-creator Dennis Crowley told us in July, Foursquare's next step was to "aim past the nerds." Mr. Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai might get what they want with a Times article, which will reach a widespread, mainstream readership. But is that what its users want? According to Jenna Wortham's piece, "underground status is part of Foursquare's appeal, its fans say," she wrote. "It is not yet cluttered with celebrities, nosy mothers-in-law or annoying co-workers."
Read the rest of the story at:
But for many urbanites in their 20s and 30s, two other questions are just as important: Where are you, and can I come join you?
For them, a fast-growing social networking service called Foursquare is becoming the tool of choice. A combination of friend-finder, city guide and competitive bar game, Foursquare lets users “check in” with a cellphone at a bar, restaurant or art gallery. That alerts their friends to their current location so they can drop by and say hello.Read the rest of the story at:
See http://foursquare.tumblr.com/post/213931642/foursquare-taking-north-america-by-storm for the list of cities that will have this available long before before
South Florida ever gets a sniff.