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Back in November, I wrote about how I tried Foursquare. And despite my initial reservations, I thought it was okay . . . for about a month.
I stopped using it because it took up too much of my time. I don’t have a smartphone, so each time I wanted to check into a place I’d have to load the internet on my phone, visit the mobile site, find the place I’m looking for, and check in. Repeat for each stop and you can see how it would be time consuming. It is also possible to text your location to Foursqure for check-ins, but I found this method inaccurate.
To be honest, I never lost the uneasy feeling about random people knowing my exact location at all times. None of my friends ever tried it, so it wasn’t very fun (several use Facebook Places though, go figure).
I don’t think that Foursquare is a bad social networking site, it just wasn’t right for me at this point in time. I’m interested to see how it’s different from the business perspective . . . maybe I’ll post something on that in the future.
Have you tried Foursquare? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!