Look, I like to think of myself as a reasonably connected guy. I’ve had a website that no one reads for just about 10 years, I have multiple computers and phones, I’ve got your facebook, I’ve got your myspace, I’ve got your twitter, and I even think I have an old friendster account somewhere. I’ve already seen every meme you’re just now talking about, I saw that youtube video last week, and yes I know that there’s totally a new droid phone coming out that looks pretty cool.
Given all that, I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why the hell I should care about FourSquare?!
I’ve had it for something like 6 months now, dutifully checking in to places, becoming mayor, losing mayorships, etc, etc…but WHY? The discounts for being mayor don’t usually offset the sheer number of times that you’d really have to go somewhere to become one. I’d need to go to the same bar twice a day, every day, for weeks to take over.
OK, that one I can probably do, but to become the mayor of my favorite sushi joint? I’d die of mercury poisoning before that happened. So what am I getting out of it? Nothing as far as I can tell… My experiment with you, FourSquare, is coming to an embarrassing end.