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Our friends from Columbus, Victoria & William, made the trip again. DJ AllReady was spinning the vinyl. There were a ton of giveaways and we even played some Foursquare!
I found myself sitting at the foursquare homepage looking at the list of people I follow and noticed three of the 4Sq Staff I follow checked into their NYC HeadQuarters venue.
I clicked through to the venue with the intent to marvel at the billions of check-ins at the home of foursquare (14,487 check-ins). What struck me was the 85 people listed as staff on their venue, it makes sense as they all are staff at foursquare.
I then started thinking “with such an easy access list of all the people that work at foursquare, I wonder how they stack up against each other?” Here are my findings (data dated July 20, 2011*):
Average of all employees:
Days Out: 413 Check-Ins: 1332 Things Done: 109 Badges: 43 Mayorships: 4 Friends: 148 Followers (0s not included): 891 Following: 29
Other interesting tidbits:
Twenty-One staff have followers, Sixty-Four do not (aka Celebrity account). Only three people don’t have any tips (This includes Squarebot, who is clearly a bot and probably doesn’t have much of an opinion to share). Eleven 4Sq’ers have not linked their account to Twitter or Facebook, Two have their account linked with only Facebook, Thirteen linked with only Twitter, and the remaining Fifty-Nine link both Twitter and Facebook. Sixteen staff have Zero Mayorships.
Dens leads in total Days Out (1801) and Followers (6510)
Naveen leads in Things Done (999) and Friends (570)
Nate F. leads in Check-Ins (5194) and Mayorships (36)
Holger L. leads in Following pages (145)
Mike S. is the Badge Champion with 99
I also plucked a tip from each staffer’s most popular tips… here’s a sprinkling of some of my favorites.
Dens shares Iron Works BBQ “Yeah, I know it’s packed but you gotta get the steak with the butter sauce (shit, what kind of sauce was it?) and the side of mac and cheese. Bananatown delicious.”
Naveen highlights Happy Ending with this quip “go downstairs. there’s no cell service = the best thing in the world. hide from everyone. get lost. get your friend to DJ. dance. take lots of great pictures. lose track of time. stumble out. 3:52 AM.”
harryh likes 151 “The best dimly lit, rock-and-roll, everyone is getting wasted, basement bar in nyc. Bring a posse, snag the back corner with the bead”
Alex R. fills us in on Palo Santo “I highly recommend going double porky: start with the pork belly tacos (homemade tortillas + guacamole are slamming) and end with the Heritage pork. Oink!”
J Crowley loves Fragole “Bolognese is a must. Some of the best I’ve ever had. Get a quartino of multipulciano too. Parpadelle with short rib ragu is a close second.”
Tristan has this to say about Peels “my favorite place in the city. Here’s what you need to do. 1) order the shrimp + grits (wow!), 2) order the La Chouffe beer (seasonal and awesome), 3) build a biscuit (bacon + pepperjack). Game over!”
Anna F. bring some international knowledge to the states with her tip at The Summit Bar “As a native Russian, I give you my word that Russian Standard vodka is the best. If you like cucumbers and lime juice, get the Charmaine Star. You’re welcome.”
Sam B. helps us find our way, on the cheap, at Livingston South Railway Station (LVG) “Looking for the Livingston Shopping Centre? Grab the 404 bus from the station every half an hour, normally costs £1 but free if you just got off the train!”
Jeff H. verifies the authenticity of Joe’s Ginger “Try shanghai thick noodle stirfry, YES! (Recommended a guy grew up from shanghai). Be aware of the only lady staff at the cash counter tho, very impatient!”
Akshay P. tips off the brewhounds at Amsterdam Ale House “Surprisingly good selection of local seasonal brews. Order up a $6 glass of something 10%+ abv and feel just a bit smug about finding this place.”
David B. reflects on his childhood at House Of Air Trampoline Park “This place is so rad! I wish I had something like this growing up. I’d be throwing corked 540′s left and right on the hill. An hour on the trampoline will get you in shape for the snow for realz.”
Harry Potter fans are in for a treat. In addition to getting dressed up in their maroon and gold for Gryffindor, Potter fans going to the movie will magically unlock a new foursquare badge!
Check in tonight at any movie theater and shout “Harry Potter” to unlock the badge!
What do you think of this badge? You know “He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named” is not impressed.
We just came across this YouTube video Q&A with Dennis Crowley, foursquare’s founder. Dennis adds some good, recent insights into the foursquare platform, foursquare’s growth, foursquare content and how brands are using foursquare.
What questions would you ask if you had 3 minutes and 24 seconds with foursquare’s team?
This post originally appeared on Andy’s blog: Social Media for Social Organizations.
Foursquare is my favorite social network because it intersects with location. Nonprofits, associations, and social organizations can extend the reach of their organization by using foursquare’s tips that are left at venues. When a user checks in to a venue, a tip from that venue will appear in the app. Tips are a growing component of foursquare - accentuated by the new “Explore” tab.
Tips can be created online at foursquare.com or in the mobile app.
Organizations can maximize their presence on foursquare with these tips about tips:
- Blend information about the venue and your organization (Stay relevant!)
- Share something insightful or interesting or amusing… [NWF Example]
- Be “evergreen” – a tip that won’t have an expiration date
- Think “do-able” to inspire users to mark “I’ve done this”
- Leave tips at venues that relate to your target audience
- Add a link back to a related blog post on your site [DigIN Example]
- Include a picture with your tip
- Embed foursquare tips on your website [VisitPA example]
- Promote your tips on Facebook / Twitter
- Thank users for completing your tip (new notifications in the app or by email)
- Bonus: Run a campaign to drive users to complete your tips during a certain time period.
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…
We’ve been very pleased with the participation and engagement during #4SQCHAT that takes place on Twitter every Monday at 9p ET. In an effort to make these hour chats more meaningful, we’re going to start recapping the chat on our blog – featuring some favorite participants their comments.
Monday, May 16th: Foursquare Tips
What makes a good foursquare tip?
- Sharing the best nuggets of your favorite spots
- Unexpected, unusual, little-known suggestions and ideas!
- Lasting, relevant information
- Fun facts
- For restaurants, something off the menu
How do you use tips for personal use?
- Leave tips that reflect your personality (or your personal brand)
- Be human
- Share things that your friends would like
How can businesses & brands use foursquare tips?
- Businesses/Brands should show that they are human
- Leave insider tips at relevant venues
- Link tips back to the business blog/website if you can give more detail
What can you do to promote your tips?
- Cross promote with your social sites – share on Twitter and Facebook
- Link or embed tips onto your website
What would you like to improve about tips?
- It would be nice to know when someone has done your tip
- The ability to comment on tips
- Potentially renaming the “mark tip as done” button: Thanks/Like
- A way to edit older tips
- A better way to flag inappropriate tips
What additional thoughts/comments do you have on the subject? Other suggestions for improving future ChatRecap posts?