Foursquare is no longer just the game you once played at recess. Foursquare in the media world is a mobile application for smart devices that allows you to check in the locations and share events and locations with friends. I had never heard of Foursquare until recently and I'm realizing there are a lot of social networks out there that are new or haven't heard of yet. It uses your GPS location to show you locations near you or your friends. It's crazy to think that not very long ago this application wouldn't even be possible.
I didn't really know how Foursquare was any different from Urbanspoon or "check-ins" on Facebook. I decided to get an account and see what it's all about. I also realized by the end of my Social Media class, I'll have more than twice the social networking accounts I started with. There are so many different sources for the same purposes.
Location based platforms are becoming more and more popular. As soon as I logged in all sorts of locations near me popped up like Adam's Park, The Book Table, and Cooper Mill Grill. Foursquare includes and adds extra additions to "check-ins" that previously exist. I can see Foursquare catching on mainly via Twitter especially in a college town like Logan. I hope it does because spontaneous events are always going on and I could see it help getting better attendance at events if you could see what friends were there. I'm excited for the world that Foursquare and social media has to offer.