Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cool Use of Foursquare

From the Mashable blog:

When users check in [to Foursquare] around various U.S. cities, they can find historical tidbits about their location and unlock the limited edition History Channel badge. “For example,” reads a release from the History Channel, “users in New York who check in to St. Paul’s Chapel will discover George Washington worshipped there on his Inauguration in 1789, and users in Los Angeles who check in at the Cinerama Dome will find out it opened in 1963 with the premiere of ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ and that it’s the world’s only concrete geodesic dome.”

I'm not sure I quite see the point of Foursquare, the smartphone app that lets you "check in" when you arrive at a location; however, this History Channel offering sounds neat. It's educational, so it appeals to the librarian and the history buff in me.

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