Another great year has flown by, and we are nearing April once again. We all know what that means – 4sqDay! Foursquare users and fanatics alike will gather, celebrate, check-in, and explore their local areas. The great thing about 4sqDay is that it has always been community driven – started by the overwhelming enthusiastic foursquare users (founded by Dr. Nate) and driven each year by the communities around the globe.
For the past four years, April 16th has been recognized as Foursquare Day in many cities, large and small, all around the world. People come together and have a great time. As the years have passed, more and more communities have joined the fun. Some have lavish parties with numerous local and regional sponsors while other cities merely have a small gathering of just a few. No matter what size the party becomes, people come together, network, check-in, and have a great time. In addition, numerous mayors and city officials in communities around the world have officially proclaimed April 16th as Foursquare Day in their cities! How cool is that?
Encouraging Local Business!
This was a great time for the foursquare fanatics to reach out to their favorite local businesses and tell them about the free opportunities that foursquare provides to them. As a result, many more businesses are now signed up on foursquare, and most of them offer extra special [Specials] on Foursquare Day!
Along the way, many of the communities of foursquare users wanted to take this gathering opportunity to a new level; they found and teamed up with local charities and non-profit organizations to give back to their local communities.
Explore + Badge + SWAG!
Last but certainly not least, there are the goodies – those awesome PERKS! First, we all win by exploring more around our towns and cities! We find new and great local businesses to enjoy! That is quite the intangible gain for all of us foursquare users. Second, there is the 4sqDay Badge! While foursquare might be moving more and more towards the exploration aspect of the social-local-mobile landscape, the day would not be the same without a good ol’ 4sqDay Badge! Be sure to earn yours on April 16th. Lastly, there is a new, super-cool SWAG item this year. Be sure that your community has registered its event with foursquare so they can send you some!
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