Finding the value of Foursquare

I’ve been on Foursquare for a couple of weeks now and actively (read: remembering) to check in during the last two to three weeks. I am now finding the value in this app, a geo-tagger and my way of keeping track of the places I visit in Melbourne as well as seeing where other people go for recommendations. As a new(ish) kid in town with plenty to see, Foursquare is becoming a novel way to log the cafes and restaurants I visit.

At this stage I have only checked in to food places but I would like to start checking in to some other places as well, such as galleries, theatres and other places that aren’t based on feeding one’s face.

Now that I am finding the value-add in the sharing of community knowledge via Fourquare I am sure I will become a keener, more avid user. Although I am wary of the stalker potential this has so perhaps I’ll”check out” instead and log my presence as I’m leaving…

Find me on Foursquare: kimberleyl

PS: here is the pic I have added to my Foursquare profile just then but it looks kind of squashed on the profile …. this is the original!

Foursquare Photo

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Melbourne is Ace

I’ve been back from Sydney for just one week now and already I have done so many great new things in my new-ish city of Melbourne (is four months still considered new?). Here is a brief list:

  • Went to a social media night Silicon Valley Drinks at Little Creatures (also a first at this fab venue)
  • Checked in to Foursquare at nearly all relevant places I’ve visited
  • Sat on a park bench in the city for a long chat with a new friend
  • Learned to play poker
  • Went and heard live music at a pub (this is my first time in Melbourne!)
  • Invited myself to a Facebook group (long story short, it was so I could “attend an event” a friend had already invited me to offline … although it wasn’t her group so there was a fair amount of randomness in my action!)
  • Made a hook turn
  • Cooked quinoa properly
  • Went to a cafe in Port Melbourne

Loves it.

Endnote: Apologies for the bad “ace” dad joke in the headline!