Foursquare for beginners

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Foursquare for beginners... from the user's perspective. …

Foursquare for beginners... from the user's perspective.

Millions of people are yet to learn more about this beautiful app called foursquare.

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  • 1. for Beginners
    User Perspectives
    Simplified By – Syed M. Raza
    SocialMediaSimplify.com
    twitter.com/SyedmRaza
  • 2. What is foursquare?
    Geolocation based mobile social application,
    A check-in service,
    A social guide to the place you are in with foursquare,
    A kind of social game where you explore places, beat your friends and share socially,
  • 3. How does foursquare work?
    @User end
    Foursquare has 3 basic components at the user end.
    Check-in: Announce the presence in a particular place or venue,
    Badges: Users can earn different badges by checking-into different places and also by following brand pages.
    Points: A variety of points depending upon the user’s check-ins.
  • 4. The foursquare game…
    @User end
    Foursquare is really a game at the user end…
    Check-in: Explore the excitement of being in a place you like, admire or even a place of your dreams.
    Badges: Earn the badges that others can’t.
    Points: Beat your friends on points and ranks.
    Rank: Compete with your friends on a weekly basis.
  • 5. What does foursquare have…
    @User end
    All the benefits that a social game can possess,
    Exploring places from your locality along with those you haven’t (even) heard about,
    Earning points & badges for check-ins,
    Becoming a mayor of a certain place with highest check-ins,
    Leaving tips on places in foursquare,
    Creating to do lists,
  • 6. Continued…
    7. Finding the taste that suits you,
    8. Finding the offers & perks by your local stores and businesses,
    9. See friends’ locations,
    10. Making new friends, yes… new friends,
    11. Sync to twitter and Facebook,
  • 7. Is foursquare safe?
    @User end
    Yes. Foursquare is safe provided you follow the norms laid by foursquare.
    Read the Privacy Policy and Privacy 101 stated by foursquare on its sites (at bottom) before you use it.
  • 8. How to do foursquare?
    @User end
    Foursquare is available in almost all the mobile phones that supports GRPS,
    Register an account first (with your email id),
    Don’t forget to put a profile picture,
    For iPhone, BlackBerry and Androids one can easily download the apps,
  • 9. The ease of using foursquare
    @User end
    Look for the bar with Me, History, Badges, Stats and Friends.
    Me – Everything about you (your check-ins history, mayorship/s, tips, friends, following, to do lists etc.)
    History – All your check-ins datewise, timewise with all the shout-outs,
    Badges – All the badges you have earned so far,
    Stats – Your stats showing no. of days checked-in, no. of check-ins, averages, distribution by day etc.
    Friends – Your friends check-ins and the following check-ins as well.
  • 10. The ease of using foursquare
    @User end
    Notification – All the notifications would pop-up with a counter under the notification tab on top clicking on which would show the notifications time-wise,
    Settings – Under this tab you can always change the way you want to receive the notifications on your mail or mobile, the way you sync your twitter & Facebook and other setting like name, location, third party apps etc.
  • 11. The ease of using foursquare
    @User end
    Well, you don’t have an iPhone! Don’t worry!
    To start with you can register on your internet connected PC or MAC.
    Now, open the web browser on whatever the mobile you have and simply type m.foursquare.com and you are the GAME…
  • 12. Have a question? Square it…
    @User end
    Have a question on How to use foursquare?
    Wanna know about the business perspectives?
    Shout it loud with your next check-in adding @SyedMRaza
    or just simply tweet using that @syedmraza
  • 13. Enjoy foursquare… Explore Life…Thank You.