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Fictional places | Matthew Sheret
"I like the idea of mining my data in thirty years or so, realising I spent most of my twenties at trendy coffee shops, airports, and places that don’t exist." Yes, this. This is the main reason I wrote Ghostcar - which is now one of my main reasons for using Foursquare.
foursquare  places  unplaces  mattsheret  fiction 
june 2013 by infovore
Foursquare Engineering Blog | Foursquare Engineering Blog
Lovely, just-right blog from Foursquare's engineering team; a nice mix of clarity and detail. They've got some smart folks there.
engineering  development  programming  foursquare 
march 2011 by infovore
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Being Played Out Live On Twitter And Foursquare. Awesome.
Lovely: roleplaying Ferris Bueller not only on Twitter, but also on Foursquare. I love that Foursquare has a policy to allow "fake check-ins but not to reward them points"; there's lots of potential there, both playful and storyful.
ferrisbueller  storytelling  twitter  foursquare  games  media 
june 2010 by infovore » Blog Archive » Foursquare, Locative Media, and Prescriptive Social Software - Part One
"Locative social media is especially interesting because it directly affects how people move through the city. It can be terrifically fun and useful for people who fit its prescribed social model." This kind of proscription (or encouragement) of behaviour is interesting, and I think there are a variety of ways to do it "sensibly". And: how did you expand the group of "people who fit its prescribed social model"? Small changes of behaviour, amongst larger groups, are much, much more interesting.
social  play  games  location  place  casual  foursquare  locative  socialsoftware 
april 2009 by infovore

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