4sqCHAT

3 Ways To Hide Foursquare Check-ins When Buying Gifts For People

by Dwayne Kilbourne on November 27, 2012

You are probably thinking that this is an odd topic, right? I mean; why would you want to hide check-ins from friends and family if they are on your foursquare friend list? If you did not want them to see where you go and check-in at, you wouldn’t have taken the time to accept them as a […]

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Foursquare Helps Me Figure Out Purchase Date

by Dwayne Kilbourne on November 14, 2012

Have you forgotten when you bought a certain item? Can you recall the last time you hung out with a certain friend or which restaurant you ate at on a recent trip? Our lives are pretty busy, and we are being pulled in all kinds of directions. Along the way, we might forget a certain […]

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3 Monster Myths About Foursquare

by Dwayne Kilbourne on June 18, 2012

While foursquare is now a three-year-old, mature, ever-growing technology startup company that has amassed well over 20 million users. Sure, it does not currently have the user base that Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn does, but it is a global company with very enthusiastic users. In fact, over 750,000 businesses are actively using the platform to […]

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Fell Short of 4sqDay Tip Goal

by Dwayne Kilbourne on April 24, 2012

Foursquare Day 2012 has come and gone, and it was great to gather with fellow foursquare users in my community (and virtually with fans around the world) in celebration of a great 4sqDay! As I mentioned right before the 4sqDay holiday, I had a few goals planned for that day. Of course, I was planning […]

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How Are You Celebrating 4sqDay 2012?

by Dwayne Kilbourne on April 14, 2012

Wow! We are counting down the hours until it is Foursquare Day 2012, and communities around the world are all excited to enjoy another great celebration. Many communities, small and large, have planned events and worked with local businesses to offer foursquare fans/users a lot of great specials. In addition, many communities (like my community […]

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What Constitutes a Check-in?

by Dwayne Kilbourne on March 4, 2012

In this ever-advancing and maturing age of [mobile] technology, more and more people are checking in whenever and wherever they travel. Whether it is just up the street to their neighborhood gas station or it is at an amusement park while on a much-anticipated vacation, more and more people are pausing to pull out their […]

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Smoothie King Fails to Communicate

by Dwayne Kilbourne on February 25, 2012

Recently, I was out and about shooting a training video on behalf of one of my clients [Max Muscle of Cobb]. Afterwards, I opened up the foursquare app  on my Android smartphone, and, to my delight, I discovered that the Smoothie King that was two doors down from the gym that I was at had […]

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With more and more people realizing the awesome powers and coolness of foursquare, more and more venues are being added, and more check-ins are being made! This is awesome, but, as a long-time foursquare user and fanatic, I ask that you pause a second or two before creating a nondescriptive venue; it just causes me […]

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Social Media Pet Peeve – Drive-by Venue Mayors

by Dwayne Kilbourne on January 11, 2012

Okay, so you pull out of a venue and forgot to check-in. Or maybe you phone died while at the mall, so you put it back on the charger when you get in the car, open foursquare on your smartphone, and check-in to the two venues that you were just at. Well, I am not […]

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Foursquare – Winning Within The Details

by Dwayne Kilbourne on December 28, 2011

So, you recently realized the great powers and opportunities that foursquare possesses; that’s great! You’ve taken the time to claim your venue(s) and start listening to, engaging with, and offering specials to your customers – awesome! Now what? Well, it is time to look at the small details a little further and a little bit […]

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5 Great Ways to Use Foursquare Lists

by Dwayne Kilbourne on October 12, 2011

The foursquare lists feature is one new and great example of how foursquare is allowing you and your brands to share experiences with your friends and followers as well as with the rest of the millions of foursquare users out there. Lists can be short or they can be long; I am unaware of a […]

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Foursquare Shutting Down Standalone Shouts?

by Dwayne Kilbourne on June 22, 2011

It was brought to my attention earlier today that version 3.2 of the foursquare app (currently only for iPhone) has removed the standalone shouting feature. Certainly, foursquare users can still check-in to a venue and add a shout, but shouting without first checking into a venue seems to be a feature foursquare is moving away […]

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Foursquare Adds More Superusers, Tools

by Dwayne Kilbourne on May 23, 2011

As AboutFourquare reported last week, foursquare announced it is promoting more loyal users to superuser status. Since their last mass promotions to SU status, foursquare has gained millions and millions of new users, gained more brands and small business venue claimers, and boosted its own staff numbers, so it is only right that foursquare helps […]

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Nearly Complete!

by Dwayne Kilbourne on May 11, 2011

As a social media network that has a team of highly-driven and creatively-gifted people working on it with each passing hour, foursquare is certainly the leader in the location-based services industry. It knows, however, that it will need to continue to innovate, make improvements, and take risks in the near future to build an even […]

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Foursquare Comment Craze!

by Dwayne Kilbourne on April 18, 2011

Before I begin to rant and get lost in my passion for social media, I hope that everybody had a safe and Happy Foursquare Day weekend! I know that we certainly did in Atlanta! With that being said, I must admit that I am beginning to use the commenting functionality within foursquare more and more […]

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Klout Concerns

by Dwayne Kilbourne on April 13, 2011

I have to admit that I am not the top expert on Klout, but I do check my standing on the site from time to time. Each time, however, I feel like I walk away missing something. What Klout represents is a great thing for most within the social media world, but, like many newer […]

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Don’t Be a Playground Bully

by Dwayne Kilbourne on April 12, 2011

Nobody likes a big bully… well, at least most people do not! Recently, I blogged about how it is okay to lose your mayorships from time to time. As an expert over-thinker and huge advocate of social media (and, in particular, foursquare), I now find myself pondering why I have not been ousted from a […]

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Rapid Check-in Holiday Please!

by Dwayne Kilbourne on April 11, 2011

This upcoming Saturday is the second annual Foursquare Day, and foursquare fanatics from around the world will be checking in places and meeting up with others to celebrate this awesome social media holiday! As with many other holidays, some take the day off from work while many simply go a bit crazy or overboard! That […]

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Losing (Mayorships) is Okay!

by Dwayne Kilbourne on March 24, 2011

For those of you who do not know, I happen to really enjoy using foursquare; I check-in every day and share my travels with my friends and followers! I have over 7,600 check-ins and many mayorships. While I strive to keep checking in, to keep helping others learn about and sign up for foursquare, to […]

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Foursquare SU Venue Etiquette

by Dwayne Kilbourne on March 11, 2011

The superuser (SU) nation is a great one, and I am proud to be a member of it, but, from time to time, I experience or observe a few things that get me thinking. As foursquare continues to grow in popularity, and the features continue to advance, the SUs are called upon to help keep […]

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Do You Foursquare?

by Dwayne Kilbourne on February 21, 2011

So, you’ve heard about this tiny little company with a few social users called foursquare, huh? Well, have you given the location-based service a shot? I have, and I must say that it is part of my daily social media experience. Also, I would encourage those of you who have not given it a honest […]

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Boosting Up Superuser Powers!

by Dwayne Kilbourne on January 25, 2011

Foursquare, today’s leading and innovative geolocation social network, continues to grow at a record pace. According to recent figures, Foursquare has eclipsed the 6 million user mark with close to 400 million checkins by its users thus far! With the continued growth comes a lot of upkeep; however, while the company itself continues to hire […]

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