Foursquare Rolls Our Mayorship Rules and Controls

November 3, 2010

1:55 pm

So you’re the mayor on Foursquare huh? Now that may actually have some kind of real value as Foursquare has solidified the rules.

Location based social network Foursquare has quietly added a new feature that allows venue owners to revoke the mayorship of users they believe have won their titles illegitimately. Mayorship is a title bequeathed to the Foursquare user who checks in to a location the most times in a two month period. It’s generally a symbolic badge of honor, but sometimes comes with real-world discounts if a venue wishes.
Why does this matter? Because for the first time, there are rules. And where there are rules, there can be commerce, participation and meaningful investment.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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