I think it’s time that I come out and talk about a problem I am having lately. I know the first stop on the road to recovery is admitting that I have a problem. No, my problem is not smoking 7oz crack rocks like Charlie Sheen. My problem is that I am addicted to the online social media game known as Foursquare.
I’ve been a member for a while, but only recently got into it. I started off slow. Only really checking in if I thought about it. You know, casual use. Then I finally got the integration with Twitter and Facebook working correctly on my HTC Evo, and it’s like a whole new world has been revealed to me! You see I already liked updating my Twitter feed and Facebook with random nonsense I was doing throughout the day, but Foursquare lets me do that while at the same time trying to outdo my friends!
You get points for checking into places, and points for stuff like discovering your first Martial Arts Dojo. If you visit a particular place the most, you can become the Mayor! So you are probably thinking what a tremendous waste of time it is, but before you click off the blog keep reading a bit.
You see, Foursquare isn’t just a game, it’s a way to discover new places while also getting sweet deals! Yes, I said you get deals! Some businesses realized that Foursquare gave people wandering about a reason to check out their establishment by allowing businesses to offer you free stuff, discounts etc. just for checking in. Many places give really great deals just for becoming Mayor!
So any way, I may have a problem. However until I get help, I would love for you to join me! I’m ElDiPablo!