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Why They Stopped Using Foursquare

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  • August 30, 2011

    I’m on Foursquare, but mostly when I travel. It’s very useful and I’ve run into friends and connected with new people this way. Also, this may seem childish, but I LOVE earning badges. It beats, drinking and gambling.

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  • August 30, 2011

    Yes, there are definitely worse addictions. Thanks for sharing, Alan.

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  • August 31, 2011

    I lost my cell phone on Sunday (gasp!) and haven’t checked into my normal haunts since and have to say it is liberating! I have been on Foursquare since 2009 and it used to be more fun. It was easy to get a Mayorship and they changed hands more often. Then the check-in fraud, over checkins and mayor jockeying started. I would see friends checking in at strange locations, for example; I saw a co-worker check in at a car Lexus dealership and asked if everything was okay, if he needed a ride. No, he said, everything is fine. What kind of Lexus do you have I asked. Oh no, I don’t have a Lexus, I was just driving by the dealership. I have seen other friends check-in along their route to work like they were leaving digital breadcrumbs to mark their way. Then there are mayor hawks, they are the mayor of EVERYTHING. I still plan on checking again once I get another phone but have stopped checking other people’s check-ins. Mostly because it can be a bit depressing to see how much better other people’s social lives are! 🙂

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  • August 31, 2011

    It's funny how little things like that – losing a phone, switching PCs, etc – can make a huge difference in what you value. That seems to happen a fair amount.

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  • September 22, 2011

    foursqure still do exist for others who prefer to have it with them, while others just love to upgrade and be trendy in some ways.

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  • February 6, 2012

    The aspect of Foursquare that puts me off is the fact all senses of privacy gets lost when locations are confirmed and share across the net!

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