Foursquare, what is it anyway? http://www.robcottingham.ca/cartoon/archive/apparently-we-do-need-these-stinking-badges/
check in Using a GPS enabled mobile device and the Foursquare app, people indicate they are at a particular place
Badges Sort of like Scouts, people earn badges for accomplishing different things relating to types of checkins, specific events, categories, etc. http://www.flickr.com/photos/naveen_/4422262733 (people do seem to like the badges…)
Mayors People who have checked in to a venue most frequently over the last 60 days
Specials Extra special reasons for people to check in
what can I do with it in the library?
Claimyour venue To create specials, tracks statistics, and customize the venue page
Recognize patrons Use specials, tips, and other methods connect with regular visitors
Patrons promote their favorite things
Staff promote new services, etc.
Use tips as feedback
Resources Public Libraries using Foursquare NYPL - https://foursquare.com/venue/31643 Darien Library (CT) - https://foursquare.com/venue/254879 Ideas… Foursquare @ Darien Library: http://bit.ly/drKcbB Foursquare in Libraries: http://bit.ly/qElOJC Foursquare, Libraries, and Librarians: http://bit.ly/70TlWm Tech Tips: Foursquare: http://bit.ly/8ImHpl Use Foursquare for historical contents: http://bit.ly/fphPA6 Foursquare & Libraries: http://www.pafa.net/archives/1187 Widget http://www.placewidget.com/