Foursquare is a location-based social networking site that allows you to earn rewards for “checking in” at locations in your area. According to a recent post in the Social Media Examiner, FourSquare receives more than 1 million check-ins per week. I enjoy checking in at a variety of places including book stores and coffee shops, but one of the places I like checking in at most is the local YMCA. One of my goals has been to become the “Mayor” of the YMCA, and today, I accomplished that goal after I checked in after a 2.33 mile treadmill run.
See that little picture of me in the upper right corner? Above it is the word, “Mayor.” FourSquare automatically generated this Tweet to announce that I had ousted @chernync as the new “Mayor” of the YMCA.
The title of “Mayorship” of a location is bestowed on the FourSquare user who checks in at that location most frequently. It’s not really that big a deal to be “Mayor,” and I’m sure I’ll be ousted at some point. But I am encouraged by any kind of confirmation of progress toward my fitness goals, especially after being so sick last week. That’s what this is for me, so I thought I’d share it with you.
Question: Do you use FourSquare?