The Power Of Foursquare

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

I have a ton of ideas that involve Foursquare.

I think it could be huge down the road if more people, business, and yes even churches start to use its power.

Competition is a powerful thing. Ask any guy (and even you girls) that play Call of Duty online why they play? I would go as far to say that they play more for the competition of gaining more rank and to get better prestige. Its the power of identity and being able to say you are better then someone else. Foursquare is a tool that almost promotes that in some way or another, at least the competition piece. Check this info-graph below and see the potential and the growth over the last year.

I will write more on this later.

Are you on Foursquare?


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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • Adam

    Not yet. I have been contemplation, but not sure if I would actually use it… May give it a shot and see where it goes!!! Lot of growth in 2010. Wow!

    • Kyle Reed

      i really think that companies will start to use this more. Imagine if a bidding war started for your service just because you checked into a mall. You could get som series good deals all by using foursquare or at least some free coffee

      • Ben

        You had me sold at free coffee. I’m going to sign up yesterday.

  • Dustin

    You know, I used it for like a year. Did the whole check in thing, synced with Twitter, etc… but it just got to be too much for me – always feeling like I needed to check in, etc. A few months back I deleted the app and felt a burden lift off my shoulders… lol. I may be alone in this, but I haven’t missed it.

  • Meg

    I was on Foursquare but wasn’t its biggest fan. I don’t know if it’s not accurate where I live or if my Crackberry is to blame, but some of my check-ins were just wrong (e.g. it would bring up a Starbucks 20 miles away…even though a check-in existed for that particular Starbucks). Plus I would always forget to check in. Definitely haven’t missed it since I quit using it.

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  • Joanna

    Foursquare is an interesting idea, but I doubt my friends would care about most of the places I go.

    More importantly, its probably a bit of a safety risk to be broadcasting where I am/regularly go to the world

  • shellie (baylormum)

    Gotta go with Gowalla. It was started by a friend of my daughter in Austin. And one of her BFF’s works there, too. They are still the new kid & just hired someone to just keep up with the BB app, which is good, since there have been a few issues with the BB (and RIM’s need to be in charge, I’m sure). I use it infrequently, but think if used smartly, can be fun. I’m with Joanna on the where I’m at for the burglar to come to my house thing. But, even if someone is following the timeline wouldn’t they have to know where you live first? Unless they are a personal stalker I don’t see that being a problem. Unless you advertise “home” as one of your places to check in. Just like any other social media. Use care in descriptions.

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