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Big Boi and Foursquare Offer 'Golden Tickets' to SXSW Attendees

Foursquare fanatics at SXSW may want to start following Big Boi before heading out on the town and checking in from absolutely everywhere. The less-eccentric half of Outkast is running a promotion with the location-based social network, and handing out "golden tickets" to his Austin show. It appears the ticket-winning badges will be awarded randomly to Big Boi followers in Austin -- but only 2,...

Foursquare 3.0 Goes 'Beyond the Check-In,' Adds Recommendations, Search

Foursquare has released an update for Android and iOS, bringing search functionality and a new Explore feature to the location-based service. Released just in time for SXSW 2011, Foursquare 3.0 offers recommendations to users via the new Explore menu. The suggestions are based on a variety of information, including places where they and their friends have checked in, locations that are popular ...

When Should I Visit? Lets You Avoid People With Foursquare

Most people use Foursquare to find out where their friends are hanging out (or simply to claim bragging rights as the "mayor" of Donnie's Pizza and Tacos). But the location based network can actually be useful for those of us not interested in earning badges or socializing with people. Admitted anti-socialite Dan Williams created When Should I Visit, a site that tracks Foursquare check-ins for lo...

Privacy, Pervs and 'Pads: The Tech Moments of 2010 We Won't (and Can't) Forget

Is it just us, or did 2010 seem like an abnormally long year? Of course, it was no longer than any other year in history. But, from a tech perspective, at least, this year saw more seismic changes and game-altering developments than any other in recent memory. From Android to Zuckerberg, 'FarmVille' to Foursquare, iPad to iPhone 4, 2010 certainly wasn't short on memorable moments. Here are 15 eve...

2011 May See Rise in Smartphone and Mac Attacks

In 2011, the malware scene may see some new trends that turn previously safe platforms into targets. McAfee claims in a new report that 2011 may be the year in which smartphones, Macs and location-based services become common targets for malicious software and hackers. URL-shortening services and social networks like Facebook will continue to be rife with attacks, but -- thanks to the explosive gr...

Foursquare iPhone App Gets More Social, Adds Comments and Photos

A new version of Foursquare for iPhone, available in the App Store today, now lets users comment on their friends' check-ins, and attach photos to their own posts. The update makes the mobile app useful for much more than simply checking into your local bar or coffee shop. The same update will be coming to Android and BlackBerry in the coming months. ...

Foursquare Check-ins Open the Doors at Apartm.net

We're not entirely sure what the duo of Erin Sparling and Nicholas Hall do at Apartm.net -- and that's even after reading a profile of them over at Fast Company. All we know is that this Web development team inhabits one of the most geek-friendly offices we've ever seen. The company scored a minor viral hit with a video invitation to their New Year's Eve party. That video showed off the key to un...

Surprise? No One Likes Foursquare or the Rest of That Location-Based Baloney

If you actually get a kick out of using location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla, you're part of a very small online minority. According to a recently released report from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, just 4-percent of online Americans share their locations with their friends and family. Only 7-percent of people who access the Web from their cell phones ...

Get Out the Vote with Foursquare's iVOTED Badge

Fellow patriots, today is that hallowed November day to which we look forward with hope, optimism and just a dash of disgust: election time! In response to this election cycle's theatrics, mudslinging and endless reminders to vote (even from us here at Switched), Foursquare is getting in on the electoral action with a limited-edition iVOTED badge. Earning it is stupidly simple; just head down to ...

Rioting Giants Fans Hop on Foursquare, Twitter After World Series Win

Last night, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Texas Rangers to win the World Series. Giants fans, naturally, did what sports fans do best after their team wins a championship: riot in the streets. Of course, Giants fans aren't just any sports fans; they're savvy social media users, too. Amid all of last night's revelry, Giants fans found the time to check in from the riots on Foursquare, and ...

MySpace Rolls Out New Redesign, Says It's No Longer Competing With Facebook

Remember that MySpace makeover that was in the works over the summer? Well, it's finally arrived, and, as expected, the new MySpace focuses more heavily on music and entertainment -- the bread and butter, apparently, of the once-mighty social network. Taking its cue from Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, MySpace's home page will now feature a steady stream of tidbits about musicians, movies ...

Space No Longer Safe from Foursquare Over-Sharing Epidemic

Astronaut Doug Wheelock just became the first person to unlock the NASA Explorer badge on Foursquare by checking in from the International Space Station. We're assuming he's also now the mayor of the ISS, an accomplishment that will be tough to wrangle away from his space-suited hands. But don't fret, you Foursquare completists: you'll now be able to unlock the Explorer badge by visiting various N...

Earthjustice Ad's Foursquare Check-ins Raise Money for the Environment

Generally when you "check in" with social services like Foursquare, it's to announce your arrival at a bar to your friends (and, inadvertently, that your home is vulnerable to thieves). But the environmental group Earthjustice sees the social-gaming engine as a tool with potential for more than simply sharing where to get the best bagel with a schmear. The nonprofit has plastered transit stations...

The Changing, Web-Connected World of Politics, And How You Can Get Involved

Social networking gives us a cross-section of virtually every political opinion known to man. Are there racists and bigots? Of course. Tree-huggers and granola-munchers? Absolutely. And that's the magic. They may not subscribe to the same worldview or all check the same box every November, but the political masses are here, online, making their presence known. What we have before us is, for al...

Foursquare Updates iPhone App, Adds 'Add to My Foursquare' Button

Location-based social network Foursqare has updated its iPhone app to 2.0 (with a similar update to hit Android and BlackBerry soon). The app received a significant reorganization that separates your tips and to-dos from the rest of your feed. Thanks to the two new buttons on the bottom navigation bar, those places you've been meaning to check out are easier to locate. You can also quickly add ne...