I recently stole the Foursquare mayorship of Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center from Michael Burcham, the President and CEO. The problem is that I don’t know whether I should be proud or ashamed.
Proud that I’ve been at the EC so often that I’ve checked in more times than Michael.
Ashamed that I’m one of the seemingly few still using Foursquare.
In NorCal, it was much more common to find people using it and I still have friends that regularly check in. This gives me visibility to their journeys and discoveries, sometimes even giving me the heads up that they’re near me.
However, from the beginning there have been a vocal majority that just don’t see enough value to use it. I understand that and think it will stay a niche product despite its attempts to become more of an advisor, such as giving you suggestions of places in a new city based on what you like in other cities.
Here in Nashville, there are precious few friends that are using it, though I am pleasantly surprised that several of my co-workers are using it. This makes it hard to tell how Foursquare as a whole is doing. It seems to be getting less and less press, so when I see the Mayorship of the EC obtained so easily, it can’t be a good sign.
Does anyone reading this blog use Foursquare or check-in with FB?