Foursquare: Who’s the Mayor of This Pizzeria?

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Foursquare is a Web and mobile application that allows users to check-in or post their locations, connect with their friends, and become virtual mayors of a certain venue. Basically, it’s a social network that allows you to inform your friends and family where you are.

Created in 2009, Foursquare has now 20 million registered users who aim to earn more badges by completing tasks and checking in from specific locations such as, say, the next-door slaughterhouse. We may not exactly know the infinite pleasure users get when they become a mayor of a pizzeria or their dentist’s office, but we do know that Foursquare is here to stay with the number of its addicted users.


Melissa Fach

Melissa Fach

Melissa is the owner of SEO Aware, LLC. She is a consultant and trainer helping companies make the most of their content marketing and SEO. She specializes is the Psychology behind blogging and content marketing. Melissa is also an associate on the Community team at Moz, an associate and writer at CopyPress and an editor at Authority Labs. She is a self-proclaimed Star Wars and Internet geek and volunteers with big cats at
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  • A. Chris Turner

    As the reigning Mayor of several Nashville locations I resent this posts, LOL. This is great Melissa, I’ll have to keep that last graphic in mind when checking in ‘during work hours.’ Ha!

  • John M. Schmitz

    “There you go Melissa I was really crusious to know about Foursquare and here we go with it. I really appreciate your post regarding foursquare.
    To be honest I was not sure that it was created in 2009 (lol)
    Looking forward for more info on it 🙂
    Appreciated (y)”