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Sams Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes

  • Sep 12, 2011
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I hadn't even heard of Foursquare until it was mentioned in a social media book I was reading this past week. The description was kind of vague saying it was a mobile game for people who travelled a lot. Nonetheless, I was intrigued enough to take a look at this book.

For those new to Foursquare, it is a game. It could be best described as a geotracking game where your own physical movements are part of the game play. For instance, if you go to the corner store, you can check in to that location on the app. Then, you head off to a restaurant and check in there. Each time, you check in you gain points and given enough points you earn badges and titles such as Mayor of McDonalds.

For a brick and mortar business, I can see the promotional value of Foursquare. You can reward regular patrons with special offers. Some may even come in more frequently if there's a bit of competition. Plus, it adds a bit of fun to the everyday. Apart from a few free deals and maybe a buddy texting you saying he's right around the corner, I can't say I see the fun for individuals though. Plus, the potential privacy problems scare me more than the description of the game intrigues me.

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A clear, super quick, easy-to-understand guide for new Foursquare users

 

  • Foursquare is a location based social network for mobile devices that incorporates gaming elements
  • With more than 1 million users it is verging on breaking out into the mainstream
  • This is the first book on Foursquare from a major publisher
  • Foursquare currently has iPhone, Android, webOS, Windows Phone 7, and BlackBerry applications
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    Foursquare is a location based social network that incorporates gaming elements. It is the most popular location-based site of its kind and with more than 1 million users it is verging on mainstream adoption. Sams Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers for fast results. By working through the 10-minute , you will learn everything you need to know to quickly and easily master the popular location-based social network, Foursquare. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks... "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts... "Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid problems. Sams Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes will provide beginner and experienced users with fast at a glance tips pointing out helpful shortcuts and solutions, cautions to help avoid common Foursquare pitfalls, and is written in a clear easy to understand format. Topics include: " What Foursquare is and how it is different from other social media sites " How to create your account " How ...

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