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Since I have become addicted to Foursquare, the location check-in service, I set out to find the best tips to get to the top of Foursquare’s leaderboard while playing fair.
Here are the top 5 tips I discovered:
1If you want to become mayor, check in to places that you know that you’ll be able to check in to frequently, as many times as possible. Didn’t find your place on Foursquare already? Add it. Don’t forget and don’t neglect — someone else may steal your mayorship from you.
2Foursquare resets its leaderboard on Sunday nights. To maximize your weekly tallies, make sure you start early in the week.
3Check in to new places — every time you do so, these grant you 5 extra points, and these can add up quickly.
5Don’t cheat. For the sake of the community, don’t check in to places if you’re not really there. This only hurts the whole user experience on Foursquare.
Hey, Foursquare, here’s an idea for you
One feature I feel is missing in Foursquare: Once I check in to a place, I want the app to scan all my contacts and tell me the 5-10 users who are closest to my proximity at any given time. This will enable users to maximize the potential of meeting people in their network more frequently and make for a more cohesive user base.
And finally, here’s a good, short Foursquare tutorial for you:
How To Unlock Your World With Foursquare on Howcast
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