Foursquare recently claimed to be running like a “well-oiled machine” and sure enough, they offer an app for my Blackberry. But does anyone really want to check in around town and rate their experiences, all for some measly coupons that anyone could get in the Sunday paper? It sounds like a game from church camp.
Well I for one never liked coupon clipping. I find it tedious. And, I like games. And, if I earn the coupons based on my own mettle, aren’t I that much more likely to use them?
Out of everyone I’ve ever emailed or Facebooked, Foursquare found three friends that I actually know and one of them actually has badges. It clearly has a ways to go before it becomes a household name.
For the record, I would suggest making the badges cooler or just less badge-ey. I don’t want to feel like I’m in Sunday school, or the military.