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It’s that time of year again! We’re all headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) to see the greatest spectacle in racing, the Indianapolis 500. While most of you have your Swarm Badge, and some of you even have your Super Swarm badge, with a few key steps and a careful check-in, we can be the proud owner of a Super Duper Swarm Badge.
The key thing about these badges is which venue to check in to. There are countless venues in and around IMS. I have everything from the venue itself to sections in the grandstand. When you first get to IMS, you may check in to those subvenues if you want to, but remember you can only check in three times for every fifteen minutes. About a half an hour before the race starts, pull out your phone and check into “Indianapolis Motor Speedway” on foursquare. If you’re lucky enough to be able to find it on your cell phone app, it’s the only venue that the History Channel has the top tip in the area. If you have to check in from the mobile site (I had to last year) https://foursquare.com/mobile/ it’s the venue with the following info:
4790 W 16th St
Hulman Bl at 5th St
Speedway, IN 46222
Another way you can check in is clicking on our venue (that we’ll be checked in to) and check in with us. Remember with group check in, badges like the swarm badge are only one check in for the day, but you have to be checked in when it reaches the various swarm sizes (50, 250, 500, and 1000) or after it reaches the various swarm sizes (50, 250, 500, and 1000). Also, your check in will only last three hours, so check into the main IMS venue right before the race and enjoy.
Yes, Mayor Ballard proclaimed 4/16/2011 as Foursquare Day. And, yes, we know there are a ton of you checking in around Indy. Well, here’s some more exciting news!
Data was collected and compiled from all check ins worldwide for one week in January. Two of the most popular “nightlife” venues in the world that week were right here in Indiana:
Must be something about their pepperoni stuffed breadsticks…
Can you believe it? Foursquare Day is nearly here, and so many foursquare communities are planning celebrations! At over 8 million users and rapidly growing, foursquare has arrived at its second annual Foursquare Day celebration in a shiny new pair of party shoes; this year’s celebrations will surely be exponentially bigger and better than ever before. Of course, this social media holiday is somewhat of a first of its kind. And, as I mentioned before, I really find that a holiday is not really a holiday unless you can have the day off. A holiday is the time to either “sit back and relax” or to go out and explore. In this case, I pick the latter! Since this holiday falls on a Saturday, I suspect many people will be celebrating by exploring and checking into many venues. As such, I think that it is only right that we get the day off from the check-in limits (currently, the rule appears to still stand as follows: 30 check-ins maximum within a rolling 24 hours and 4 check-ins during any 15 minute time period for check-in to be given consideration towards points, badges, and mayorships)! This will give heavy users like Eric Andersen and me the chance to not worry about reaching the Rapid Check-in Error for one day of the year, and for people like Jeff Cutler to explore the great local foursquare festivities while trying to reach his Foursquare Day Check-in goal of 416! I would hate to see someone end up missing out on a special or a mayorship because he or she checked in too much at the end of the day prior to Foursquare Day! Let’s make Foursquare Day fun and relaxing for all, Mr. Crowley & gang! What do you think?
Butler Blue II is quite the lovable college mascot. Recent attention from NCAA March Madness has highlighted that for Blue II. Not a bad week — featured in the AP Press and on TMZ (for… #winnning, duh).
In addition to being an adorable mascot Blue II also has a winning social media presence.
2. Championship Check-ins! Blue II is a pretty active foursquare user in Indy. His first check-in was at the beginning of this school year (September 28, 2010).
Blue II holds down several foursquare Mayorships in Indianapolis – including City Dog Grocery. A dog’s gotta eat!
You can find him at: http://foursquare.com/butlerblue2
The only other college mascot that I am aware of that has a full-blown foursquare presence is the Oregon Duck whose user account recently merged with its foursquare page. We’re just hoping that Butler comes out on the winning end of this NCAA championship, unlike Oregon in the 2011 BCS Championship Game.
Who knows, maybe Blue II will make an appearance at Indy’s 4sqDay event on 4/16?!
I have worked in IT (Mainframes, not PC or Internet) for over 20 years and several buzz words have come up in hardware (servers, blades, etc) and software (OO, SOA, Cloud, etc). One of the most interesting for me is LBS (Location Based Services), which has Foursquare as a good example.
Foursquare is an application that you can use in 2 ways:
- Using your smartphone (Blackberry, Iphone, Android, etc);
- Using the internet
Most people that I know, use it on the phone, where the app uses the phone’s GPS feature to tell you about venues near you. That can be any place: a bar, a school, a mall, a park, etc.
A growing number of people use the website where you just enter the address which you want to check-ins. This is done without any GPS verification that you are really in there. Read the rest of this entry »
Earlier this year, foursquare unveiled more information for businesses looking to partner with the location-based service. Now, the company has announced that it is offering a whole new analytics dashboard to internet marketers.
The new analytics dashboard lets internet marketers and business owners have easier access to information from all of their venues. This new management system makes it simple to offering multiple Specials at multiple venues. Plus, marketers will be able to see statistics about their campaigns as those special launch.
This data can easily be downloaded as a .csv file that shows the following information by day: Read the rest of this entry »
The engineers at foursquare have been having fun with all the data that is sitting around. We’ve seen foursquare and the movies, what team got the most shouts for Super Bowl XLV, and how many Wendys checked into Wendy’s. They’ve now found the rudest cities in the world! Using a few lines of code foursquare scoured its tips for for curse words and then sorted by city.
Congrats Bloomington? You’re #4 on the list — worldwide. Guess the last couple years of IU Football haven’t helped matters…
Foursquare hit yet another milestone yesterday with the announcement that the startup has hit six million total users and surpassed more than 381 million checkins.
The company’s CEO, Dennis Crowley, spoke today at Europe’s DLD conference which was capped off with the release of an infographic [embedded below] that celebrates the impressive growth the company achieved in 2010. Among the stats shared, the company said a checkin has been made in every single country in the world, plus space, and that North Korea was the last country to check in for 2010. Read the rest of this entry »