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Jan 08

FourSquare Social Networking Game

FourSquare, the social networking location based game has updated its service in Las Vegas, NV to include new checkin badges.  Some of these badges are for the International Consumer Electronics Show here this week in Las Vegas, NV.  One earns badges by using the service to check into venues they visit on a daily basis.  Why is it exciting that FourSquare has done this?  Well, up until now, the service has been limited to a certain amount of cities and badges to earn in these cities.  With the advent of all of these newer badges to earn, the service might get another boost in two critical ways.

FourSquare has institued a way for users in a city to see what friends are doing in other cities.  The hooks that FourSquare has into Twitter and Facebook lets everyone of your friends know when you become a mayor or earn a badge at a venue.  It seems to reason then, that the greater the amount of badges to earn with a greater amount of Tweets or Facebook updates posted, will not only equal greater exposure of the service but another, “square of fun.”Now for full list of badges a user may earn in Las Vegas as of very early morning January 8, 2010.  No other web site or Twitter user covering social media has reported on these new badges that I could find, not even Robert Scoble, the self proclaimed ultimate user of FourSquare.

  • Newbie
  • Adventurer
  • Explorer
  • Superstar
  • Bender
  • Crunked
  • Local
  • Super User
  • School Night
  • Overshare
  • Don’t Stop Believin’
  • CES 2010
  • 16 Candles
  • Babysitter
  • BFF
  • Engaged
  • Entourage
  • Gym Rat
  • I’m on a boat!
  • Intel - All Ears
  • Intel Insider
  • Intel - Work It
  • JetSetter
  • Jobs
  • Photogenic
  • Pizzaiolo
  • Player Please!
  • Road Warrior
  • Super Mayor
  • Swarm
  • Warhol
  • Ziggy’s Wagon
  • Zoetrope

Disclosure: I have communicated with Tristin Walker @TristanWalker on Twitter, a business development person at FourSquare. We have exchanged ideas of how to expand the service.  He in no way alerted me to these new badges.  I found them while checking in.

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