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I am mayor of the Internet: FourSquare

Other companies, like BrightKite, Loopt and Google Latitude, are also offering services aimed at helping friends find each other on the go. But Foursquare has attracted more attention than the others, in part because it incorporates elements of gaming and social competition.

The system awards points and virtual badges to players depending on how often they go out and which places they visit. Users who frequent a particular place enough times are crowned "mayor" of that particular location.

Technology / Internet
Face-to-Face Socializing Starts With a Mobile Post
Published: October 19, 2009
A social networking service where the operative question is not "what are you doing?" but "where are you going?"


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