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A clear, super quick, easy-to-understand guide for new Foursquare users

  • Foursquare is a location based social network for mobile devices that incorporates gaming elements

  • With more than 1 million users it is verging on breaking out into the mainstream

  • This is the first book on Foursquare from a major publisher

  • Foursquare currently has iPhone, Android, webOS, Windows Phone 7, and BlackBerry applications

Foursquare is a location based social network that incorporates gaming elements. It is the most popular location-based site of its kind and with more than 1 million users it is verging on mainstream adoption. Sams Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers for fast results. By working through the 10-minute , you will learn everything you need to know to quickly and easily master the popular location-based social network, Foursquare. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks... "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts... "Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid problems. Sams Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes will provide beginner and experienced users with fast at a glance tips pointing out helpful shortcuts and solutions, cautions to help avoid common Foursquare pitfalls, and is written in a clear easy to understand format. Topics include: " What Foursquare is and how it is different from other social media sites " How to create your account " How to find friends and connect with people you already know " How to earn points, badges, and mayorships " How to use Foursquare on your mobile device " How to have fun with Foursquare " How businesses are using Foursquare " How to maintain your privacy and safety

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Average Rating: 4 out of 5 rating Based on 1 Rating

"Foursquare" - by Blitzkrieg WW2 on 14-NOV-2013
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The book I read to research this post was Sam's Teach Yourself Foursquare In 10 Minutes which is a very good book which I read on
I assume the 10 minutes in the title refer to each chapter which are quite short and succint.The book is around 125 pages and contains quite a lot of information about Foursquare. It is a location based marketing site which in turn is a form of social media site. The idea is you have friends whom you tell where you are and you have followers who tell you where they are but aren't told where you are. This allows more privacy than say facebook and the idea is you can meet up with your friends or followers and if you are in a strange place you can get recommendations ie for where to eat. If you visit somewhere the most you become mayor until beaten by someone. Some places give a free gift to the current mayor. There is quite a long process in putting a business establishment into Foursquare and establishing ownership which typically takes 10 days and Foursquare do check you are who you say you are. Your clientele can also rate your business from 1-5. Foursquare is the biggest location based marketing site with over a million members. They offer apps for most of the major mobile devices and this is essential to tell people where you are. Finally some businesses offer virtual gifts which is still in its infancy but sure to catch on. I really enjoyed this book and it's very interesting.

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