Thursday, May 27, 2010

Foursquare another social networking website

I had first heard about Foursquare on PuneTech's article.
After that I had joined and I had given try for Foursquare. And now I am sure this will hit like Twitter or at least like Tumblr.
To give short introduction about Foursquare is like it answer questions like "Where you now ?" OR "Where are you, and can I come join you?". This motly use on Mobile (web or app). Which work best for city based various venues to explorer. Where you can share more info about this location like hotel, mall, etc.
From Wikipedia :
Foursquare is a location-based social networking website, software for mobile devices, and also a game. Users "check-in" at venues using text messaging or a device specific application.[1] They are then awarded points and sometimes "badges."


This can be consider as Geosocial or Location-based Socail Networking.
One of the founder having Indian Origin, Naveen Selvadurai and Dennis Crowley . Foursquare is a web and mobile application that allows registered users to connect with friends and update their location. I am still testing its all features. Till today I had added Vaishali Hotel (FC Raod), Kalyan Bhel. Intresting to know what your friends talk about your favorite Hotel or you favorite dish :)  let say my favorite SPDP at Vaishali Hotel...... Yummy ;
For more info check these articles:
http://mashable.com/social-media/foursquare/
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/19/technology/internet/19foursquare.html?_r=1

Update: Yahoo ! had acquired Koprol which was similar to Foursquare.(Location based social networking company )
I hope Google will acquired Foursquare :)
http://blog.koprol.com/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100525/bs_afp/usindonesiaitinternettakeoveryahookoprol
Yahoo! has announced that it has acquired Koprol, an Indonesian Internet service that lets people use mobile telephones to instantly connect with nearby people and places.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/handheld/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225200178&subSection=All+Stories

Before the Koprol deal, Yahoo was reportedly considering a $100 million bid for a U.S. location-based mobile services company, Foursquare.

Posted via email from Amit Karpe

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