While some people consider Foursquare to be nothing more than the latest shiny cat toy for social media gurus and badge collectors, I’ve recently found a few uses for both business and pleasure.
I recently took a trip to Disney World in Florida. After checking in at the Orlando Airport, I got a pop up from Rae Hoffman about the expert travel lane. Foursquare’s assumption is that I am more likely to trust information that comes from people I trust and who are my friends. As I traveled around Disney World that week, I got tips from Chris Brogran, Jennifer Laycock and others and, in most cases, I found the info useful, helpful, and interesting.
A few weeks later I was traveling through Midway Airport. When I was looking at tips, two of the places that stood out as places to eat were Potbelly’s and Harry Carry’s–both were places I had eaten before and both were good
If you’re looking to build a website and don’t have any on the ground, first hand expertise, using the tips from Foursquare is an excellent idea…