Foursquare Touts April 16 as ‘Global Social Media Holiday’

Posted: April 15, 2010 in Advertising & Marketing, Mobile, Social Media & Networking, Technology

Foursquare users can take part in the very first “global social media holiday” to earn the brand new “Foursquare Day” badge.

Friday, April 16–this Friday–has been named the official “Foursquare Day.”

What the hell, you ask, is Foursquare Day? Furthermore, What is Foursquare??

Good question. Foursquare is the latest social-networking craze, in which users “check-in” via mobile device to the various places they frequent in an attempt to gain more check-ins than friends and other Foursquare users.

Foursquare Touts April 16 as 'Global Social Media Holiday'The Objective: Check-in at more places, and at the same place more frequently, than other users to generate the highest amount of points in your area and earn special badges for specific kinds of check-ins. For example, a user who checks into 20 different pizza places can earn the coveted “Pizzaiolo” badge, or the “Swarm” badge for checking into a Foursquare venue with at least 50 other users.
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