Location Etiquette Tips: Foursquare "Faux Pas" to Avoid
By Al Sacco, CIO June 06, 2011 03:02 PM ET
I love location-based social-networking service foursquare. A lot. (If you're unfamiliar with foursquare but want to know more, check out this post for a quick primer.)
I currently have 77 foursquare badges that I (proudly) earned in various locales across the United States. I'm the "Mayor" of 10 popular Boston-area local establishments, and I take those Mayorships pretty darn seriously--way too seriously, according to my girlfriend and other acquaintances, who are all quite vocal about their displeasure at having to frequent the same couple of bars and restaurants so I can retain my Mayor status.
When you become so fully invested in something like foursquare, despite the things you love about it, the shortcomings, the things you don't love become much more readily apparent. And, man, people do some annoying--and plain old stupid--things on foursquare.