This isn’t a big deal. I’ve just been curious about Foursquare for awhile as I’ve seen updates through viewing Twitter updates.
I chose to not connect my Foursquare account with Twitter. It’s just a personal thing as I don’t think that my Twitter connections care about my future Foursquare check-ins. The same option is available for Facebook.
Users can check-into places, earn points and become a mayor of different establishments. For users, this is nothing new. However and more importantly, local establishments can (and have) take advantage of this. There’s nothing better than word-of-mouth (via the Web) marketing.
This is just one small part of “local search”.
Some local businesses already get this. Here is a list. You’ll have to scroll down a bit to see the Twin Cities businesses.
A few examples:
It’s not only for dancing and libations. The Minnesota History Center has their own Foursquare offer.
Examples like the above could turn into some viral business. I would encourage any Twin Cities businesses to be involved with this. As noted above, a few already have. If you haven’t already, feel free to sign your venue up for Foursquare specials.
Have any fun Foursquare experiences as a user or business owner? We’d love to hear it.