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====Guides and Beginner Instructions====
 
====Guides and Beginner Instructions====
 
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Foursquare and its capabilities.
 
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Foursquare and its capabilities.
 
 
* [http://mashable.com/2009/07/25/foursquare-app/ Foursquare: Why It May Be the Next Twitter]
 
* [http://mashable.com/2009/07/25/foursquare-app/ Foursquare: Why It May Be the Next Twitter]
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* [http://mashable.com/2009/12/10/fourquare-tips/ 6 Tips for Getting the Most out of Foursquare]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foursquare_(social_network) Wikipedia: foursquare (social network)]
  
 
====Business====
 
====Business====
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* [https://foursquare.com/business/ Foursquare for Business]
 
* [https://foursquare.com/business/ Foursquare for Business]
 
* [https://foursquare.com/business/brands Foursquare Pages and Partner Badges]
 
* [https://foursquare.com/business/brands Foursquare Pages and Partner Badges]
* [http://www.inc.com/guides/making-money-foursquare.html?partner=newsletter_Technology How to Make Money on Foursquare]
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* [http://www.inc.com/guides/making-money-foursquare.html How to Make Money on Foursquare]
 
* [http://www.brainwoo.com/posts/katie/how-use-foursquare-promote-your-business How to Use Foursquare to Promote Your Business]
 
* [http://www.brainwoo.com/posts/katie/how-use-foursquare-promote-your-business How to Use Foursquare to Promote Your Business]
 
* [http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-use-foursquare-to-boost-business-2010-3# How To Use Foursquare To Boost Sales At Your Retail Business]
 
* [http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-use-foursquare-to-boost-business-2010-3# How To Use Foursquare To Boost Sales At Your Retail Business]
 
* [http://www.beyondsocialmediamarketing.com/2010/03/5-tips-to-create-local-hot-destination-using-foursquare/ 5 Tips to Create a Local Hot Destination Using Foursquare]
 
* [http://www.beyondsocialmediamarketing.com/2010/03/5-tips-to-create-local-hot-destination-using-foursquare/ 5 Tips to Create a Local Hot Destination Using Foursquare]
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* [http://mashable.com/2010/11/02/foursquare-lets-businesses-out-mayors/ Foursquare Now Lets Business Owners Oust Cheating Mayors]
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* [http://mashable.com/2010/03/09/foursquare-business-dashboard/ Foursquare Courts Business Users with Checkin Analysis Features]
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* [http://www.inc.com/guides/201101/how-to-use-the-new-foursquare-for-business.html How to Best Utilize the New Foursquare for Business]
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* [http://www.inc.com/magazine/20100701/how-to-incorporate-badges-into-your-website.html How to Incorporate Badges Into Your Website]
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* [http://socialfresh.com/foursquare-case-studies/ 21 Unique Location Examples from Foursquare, Gowalla, Whrrl, and MyTown]
  
 
====Education====
 
====Education====
 
Here are a number of great ideas for using Forusquare in a education environment.
 
Here are a number of great ideas for using Forusquare in a education environment.
 
* [http://www.davidleeking.com/2010/01/25/foursquare-and-libraries-anything-there/ Foursquare and Libraries – Anything There?]
 
* [http://www.davidleeking.com/2010/01/25/foursquare-and-libraries-anything-there/ Foursquare and Libraries – Anything There?]
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* [http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.com/blog/2010/30-ways-to-use-foursquare-in-education/ 30+ Ways to Use Foursquare In Education]
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* [http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/technology/foursqaure-in-education-and-the-classroom-foursquare/ Foursquare in education and the classroom]
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* [https://foursquare.com/historychannel HISTORY]
  
 
====Events====
 
====Events====
 
Here are a number of great ideas for using Foursquare along with events.
 
Here are a number of great ideas for using Foursquare along with events.
 
* [http://www.tradeshowinsight.com/2010/03/a-practical-guide-to-creating-foursquare-events/ A Practical Guide to Creating foursquare Events]
 
* [http://www.tradeshowinsight.com/2010/03/a-practical-guide-to-creating-foursquare-events/ A Practical Guide to Creating foursquare Events]
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* [http://www.meetup.com/foursquare/ Foursquare Meetups]
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====Non Profits====
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How non profits can benefit from Foursquare.
 
* [http://philanthropy.com/blogs/social-philanthropy/guest-post-how-nonprofit-groups-can-benefit-from-foursquare/22264 Guest Post: How Nonprofit Groups Can Benefit from Foursquare]
 
* [http://philanthropy.com/blogs/social-philanthropy/guest-post-how-nonprofit-groups-can-benefit-from-foursquare/22264 Guest Post: How Nonprofit Groups Can Benefit from Foursquare]
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* [http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/10-types-of-nonprofits-that-absolutely-must-add-themselves-to-foursquare/ 10 Types of Nonprofits That Absolutely Must Add Themselves to Foursquare]
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* [http://mashable.com/2010/07/16/non-profits-foursquare/ How Non-Profits Can Maximize a Foursquare Account]
  
 
====Other Ideas====
 
====Other Ideas====
* [http://www.fuelyourwriting.com/how-to-use-evernote-to-organize-your-writing/ How to Use Evernote to Organize Your Writing]  
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* [http://mashable.com/2010/05/05/foursquare-like-buttons/ Foursquare Adds Facebook “Like” Button to Venue Pages]
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* [http://aboutfoursquare.com/tag-your-flickr-photos-with-foursquare-venues/ Tag your Flickr photos with Foursquare venues]
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* [http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/foursquare-integration/ FourSquare Integration with WordPress]
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* [http://aboutfoursquare.com/display-your-foursquare-checkins-on-google-maps-the-easy-way/ Display your foursquare checkins on Google Maps the easy way]
  
 
====Resources====
 
====Resources====
 
* [http://www.fourwhere.com/ FourWhere]
 
* [http://www.fourwhere.com/ FourWhere]
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* [http://www.roostercomm.com/foursquare-demographics-age-gender/ Foursquare Demographics – Age, Gender, Education]
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* [http://squaregrader.com/ Foursquare Grader]
  
 
===Video Tutorials===
 
===Video Tutorials===
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==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 13:42, 27 June 2012

Foursquare

Release status: new

Description Foursquare is a location-based mobile application that allows participants to share their location with friends. Individuals earn points and virtual badges for "checking in" and can leave tips and suggestions about businesses they frequent.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 20 May, 2010

Contents

[edit] Description

Foursquare is a location-based mobile application that allows participants to share their location with friends. Individuals earn points and virtual badges for "checking in" and can leave tips and suggestions about businesses they frequent. The individual who checks into an establishment most often becomes the "Mayor."

Each week, there is a new leader board where friends can compare results.

[edit] Essential Requirements

Foursquare is intended to be used from a mobile device, e.g., smart phone, iPad, phone with a Web browser, etc. However, you can also check into Foursquare with a computer.

[edit] Equipment

The only required equipment is a device to access the Internet. This can be a phone, iPad, or computer.

[edit] Software

Software for Foursquare can be found at 4SQ App Gallery. This link will provide you with links to download applications for your mobile devices.

To use Foursquare from a Web browser, go to Foursquare Mobile.

[edit] Learning resources information

[edit] Reading List

[edit] Key Web links

[edit] Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Foursquare and its capabilities.

[edit] Business

Here are a number of great ideas for using Foursquare in a business environment.

[edit] Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using Forusquare in a education environment.

[edit] Events

Here are a number of great ideas for using Foursquare along with events.

[edit] Non Profits

How non profits can benefit from Foursquare.

[edit] Other Ideas

[edit] Resources

[edit] Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Foursquare].

[edit] References