This is a direct quote from Wikipedia.
Foursquare, stylized as foursquare, is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users “check-in” at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby. Location is based on GPS hardware in the mobile device or network location provided by the application. Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes “badges”.
Being old, I’m not sure about all this, but I think you “check in” using your mobile phone, and then this posts to Facebook, letting the whole world know where you are or have been, what you’re doing. My oldest and his wife play with this, and he sent me an invitation to join.
For those of you who were wondering, I was not at the Royal Albert Hall to listen to Adele, did not go to the Grammies or see the Oscars presented.
Had I joined yesterday, it would read something like this for today.
Woke up, checked in at the bathroom.
Had breakfast, checked in at the bathroom to get ready for work.
Drove 3 miles and checked in at work.
Went on break and checked in at the bathroom.
Checked in at our little kitchen/break room and ate my lunch, then checked in at the bathroom.
At the end of my shift, I drove home and checked in there. Checked out a big salad for dinner. Checked out that damn container of Oreo cookies.
Will probably check out in at the bathroom twice more before I go to bed tonight.
Please tell me who in the hell would want to read all this?
(If I download this app, I gotta get a better life)