I have an idea… Foursquare Day

Yeah. I love this stuff and as I’ve said before, I want to find more ways to bring the social media users in my community to meet face-t0-face more often. So I stumbled into Foursquare Day. It’s a celebration of the location-based tool and since the square of 4 is 16, why not hold Foursquare Day on 4/16? So I’m poking around on Twitter to see if the Foursquare users in my community want to play.

They might! Our last minute goal is to try and earn a swarm badge. That’s what happens when 50 or more people check into the same location on Foursquare.

So… We’re going to give Foursquare Day a try here in Columbia, Missouri and see if we can get enough people out to try a swarm. If we don’t have enough Foursquare users, we’ll teach enough people to attempt the swarm. If we don’t get it Friday, we’ll try it another time!

UPDATE: We set it up. A local wine store is hosting an attempt at a 50-person Foursquare swarm. At the same time, a local bar is offering discounts on some food. Pretty cool in my opinion. I even set up an event Twitter account:


#1 Tweets that mention I have an idea… Foursquare Day « Jen Lee Reeves -- Topsy.com on 04.14.10 at 3:16 pm

[…] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jen Reeves, TopTenWines and Steve Cusumano, Aurora Meyer. Aurora Meyer said: RT @jenleereeves: I have an idea… a #4sqday in #CoMo!! http://bit.ly/dwiyYK (BTW – @TopTenWines is offering to hold it @6pm on 4.16.10!) […]

#2 Foursquare Day at Busch Stadium « Seen and Heard on 04.14.10 at 5:46 pm

[…] Posted April 14, 2010 Filed under: Uncategorized | I won’t be able to attend Columbia’s Foursquare Day celebration on Friday evening because I’ll be in St. Louis to watch the Cardinals host the New York […]

#3 willettjf on 04.14.10 at 6:38 pm

Good luck on rallying 50 people! I wish I could be here, but I’ll be at Busch Stadium trying to whip up a swarm at the Cardinals/Mets game.

#4 Nate Bonilla-Warford on 04.14.10 at 8:09 pm

Good for you! Rally the troops!

And remember, even if you don’t swarm, to are still reaching out and talking about social media and that is the point!!

#5 Justin Willett » Blog Archive » Foursquare Day at Busch Stadium on 04.23.10 at 10:06 pm

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