SXSWi T-Shirt Swag – Day 5

We’re in the home stretch, I can finally see an end to my  pile of SX t-shirt adventure.

Today’s shirt is a front-runner for the best of the group because its simple, straightforward, fits well and its one from one of my social networks,  Foursquare who had an awesome outside space during SXSW with a great foursquare court (see below).

The only criteria that fans needed to fulfil was to answer two simple questions. What do you like about Foursquare and what would you add/change to it.

My answers where as follows.

I like that 4sqr has become almost mainstream, at least in Montreal. It is definitely not at the level of use I’ve seen in places like SF, NYC or Austin I expect we’ll catch up soon.

The one feature I would add is one that Gowalla used to have. The ability to insert designated messages to friends who check into locations where you have left comments specifically for them. This was a feature that wasn’t used by most since they removed it in version 2.0. I wasn’t very happy about that because I had personally used it with great success.

Using Gowalla to Win Her Heart.

I’ll admit, I’m a little addicted to location-based social networks. Most of the time I’m checking into Gowalla, Foursquare or Yelp as well as Foodspotting when eating out. I love trying out the latest ones and seeing what different functionality they bring.

The use of location-based social networks is growing, in fact, its been on a steady increase in the past few years. Foursquare recently hit 10 million users and Gowalla is at a million last I heard. At its basic form, there a great way to keep track of what your friends are up to. But, have you ever thought about using these social networks to enhance your dates? Using networks like Gowalla & Foursquare on dates can actually create a really fun date experience. Especially when you’re just getting to know one another.

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