4sqDay Nears; Celebrate, Explore

by Dwayne Kilbourne on March 26, 2013

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 […]


Building Audience, Influence on foursquare

by Dwayne Kilbourne on March 9, 2013

When many people online think of building influence, Klout comes to mind. What is my Klout score? What is your score? Does my higher score truly mean that I am more influential than you? Certainly, what is considered influential can be debated, and the importance of Klout can be argued! Still, some wonder how one […]


Mobilizing Businesses on foursquare

by Dwayne Kilbourne on February 9, 2013

Finally! For those of you who do not know, foursquare has a separate app for foursquare brands who have claimed venues on the network. This is a great step forward for foursquare as it gives businesses on its platform more convenient and robust features and functionality, especially on the go! What Can The App Do […]


12 Days of Christmas… My Foursquare Gave To Me…

by Dwayne Kilbourne on December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas, everybody! Sure, I have a list of things that I want to get for Christmas, but let’s examine what the important stuff I want Santa Dens and the elves over at foursquare to give to me this year! On the twelfth day of Christmas, my foursquare gave to me… 12 Technology Advancements Some […]


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 […]


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 […]


Use foursquare and Google To Help You Vote

by Dwayne Kilbourne on November 4, 2012

Election Day is merely two days away here in the United States, and many people who would like to vote simply do not know where their polling location is. Maybe, they cannot find their Voter’s Registration card that identifies their polling location. Those can get misplaced quite easily. So, what do you do if you […]


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 […]


What Is Your Price?

by Dwayne Kilbourne on April 30, 2012

Each and every one of us has a vice or two, and most of us enjoy many great freedoms as well. In some cases, the price of those vices and freedoms are nominal while others are extremely priceless. Now, imagine that somebody was willing to pay you to endorse something like Coca-Cola or Mountain Dew. […]

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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 […]


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 […]


Foursquare Badge Bummer

by Dwayne Kilbourne on November 16, 2011

As most of you know, I am deeply passionate about foursquare. I enjoy using the social media network, I enjoy telling others (both personal and businesses) about the power and coolness of foursquare, and I enjoy checking in once in a little while… okay, I check-in a lot! I have set up and coached many […]


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 […]


Foursquare CRM Automation Using VenueMachine

by Dwayne Kilbourne on October 7, 2011

If you are a venue manager of a claimed venue on foursquare and are responsible for engaging with customers who check-in at your venue, I recommend that you give VenueMachine a look. VenueMachine is a third-party app that came about as a result of the recent worldwide foursquare hackathon! In essence, it helps alert the […]


SM Birthday Wishes – Part 1: foursquare

by Dwayne Kilbourne on July 26, 2011

Within the next eight days (Aug 4), I will be turning over into another decade as I migrate from my 20s to my 30s. I welcome this new chapter in my life as if it was just any other ordinary milestone; I continue to push towards achieving my many goals and dreams. In addition, I […]


Woodstock Social Media 101 Recap

by Dwayne Kilbourne on July 22, 2011

It was raining and it was pouring, and the power went out on two occasions, but that did not stop an evening of fun, learning, interaction, and social media IP (in person) networking. The great folks at The Cotton Mill Deli stayed open later just for the event, and I truly appreciated that; plus, they […]


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 […]


Foursquare Fun Podcast Style

by Dwayne Kilbourne on June 7, 2011

Each and every week, Ching-Yu and Eric Leist co-host the AboutFoursquare Podcast. Each podcast takes a look back at the previous week’s technology news about foursquare and its related apps. They take a look back at the badges that have come out during the past seven days, and they bring on a few guests to […]


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 […]


CobbSM Recap – LBS Marketing MeetUp!

by Dwayne Kilbourne on May 12, 2011

Just a few days ago, it was my great pleasure to join Ed Peterson as a keynote speaker on the topic of location-based services (LBS). Mr. Peterson did a phenomenal job kicking things off about the topic in general and, furthermore, about the Google Places game! We all know that Google has a strong foothold […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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Oops… Foursquare Forgot

by Dwayne Kilbourne on July 29, 2010

I have to admit that I really enjoy using the industry-leading geolocation social service, Foursquare. It gives me a lot of options that I really think adds value to the user experience. Furthermore, it provides opportunities to businesses to better engage their customer base and potentially reach new customers along the way. While all this […]


Foursquare Consensus?

by Dwayne Kilbourne on January 18, 2010

As a superuser on the newly-popular location-focused social media Foursquare, I am finding myself running into new questions of protocol. Here are three that I find myself struggling with the most thus far: What do you do when you go to several businesses located at the same address? I find myself curious how to check-in […]

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