Welcome, Chicago Marketing Professionals!
Time: December 22, 2009 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Lincoln Station
Street: 2432 North Lincoln Avenue
City/Town: Chicago, IL
Website or Map: http://www.foursquare.com/ven…
Phone: (773) 472-8100
Event Type: foursquare, holiday, party
Organized By: Todor Krecu
Latest Activity: Dec 19, 2009
Foursquare Holiday Party
You are invited to the Foursquare Holiday Party at Lincoln Station on Tuesday, December 22 from 6:30pm to 8pm:
2432 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-2438
Come out and enjoy a selection of appetizers and meet the Chicago's Foursquare Street Team. If you are a passionate Foursquare user or would like to learn more about this game changing mobile application, you need to be here. We will discuss how businesses are using Foursquare to reward their loyal customers in a fun and friendly environment. Foursquare will be expanding the Chicago Street Team so learn how to be part of of this growth.
Foursquare.com is a location-based social networking website, software for mobile devices, and game. Users "Check-in" at venues using text messaging or a device specific application. They are then awarded points and sometimes "badges." The service was created by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai; Crowley had previously founded the similar project Dodgeball which Google bought and shelved in 2009.
Foursquare.com allows registered users to connect with friends and update their location. Points are awarded on weekends and non-business hours for "checking in" at venues. Users can choose to have their Twitter accounts updated when they check in. In version 1.3 of their iPhone application, Foursquare enabled push-notification of friend updates, which they call "Pings." Users can earn badges by checking in at locations with certain tags or for check-in frequency. In the future users will be able to add their own custom badges to the site. If a user has checked-in to a venue more than anyone else, on separate days, and they have a profile photo, they will be crowned "Mayor" of that venue, until someone else earns the title. Users can create a "To Do" list for their private use and add "Tips" to venues that other users can read.
Foursquare.com is currently available in 100 metro areas, including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Helsinki, Houston, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Washington, D.C.
Foursquare.com currently has an iPhone and Android application and is working on applications for BlackBerry and the Palm Pre.
For more information or questions please contact:
tkrecu (@) gmail.com