The Politics of Social Media: Being Elected Mayor of Starbucks!

In a nutshell, Foursquare is a web and mobile application that allows registered users to connect with friends and update their location. Users can choose to have their Twitter and/or Facebook accounts updated when they check in. With an iPhone app, users can enable a push-notification to friend updates. If a user has checked in to a location more often than anyone else, on separate days, they can be crowned “Mayor” of that venue if they have a photo profile. You can be dethroned by another checking in more often than you.


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