In the Game of Foursquare, S.F. Wins
Suspecting that perhaps this is because San Francisco checks in on the geo-locational social gaming App Foursquare more than any other city, SF Weekly contacted Foursquare founders Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai to get the scoop.
"SF is most active city right now, [with] London growing quickly," Crowley confirmed in an email. But lest New York (where Foursquare was founded) starts shaking in its high-heeled boots, Selvadurai added that "SF has more daytime check-ins, like at coffee shops," while NYC owns the night.
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Well where exactly are we checking in? Below are the top ten Bay Area check-in locations, via Social Great.
4. Facebook HQ
5. Dolores Park
8. AT & T Park
10. Digg HQ
Selvadurai explained the appeal to S.F. urbanites as such: "We all live in big cities we're pretty young but we all do the same thing over and over again." Describing checking in as "hacking into your city," Foursquare's plans for the future are ambitious: "the more we're seeing all this data, the more we will be able to pin-point exactly what you will need." When we remarked that we really need is a Douchebag badge for S.F. (New York has one, which you receive if you check into places like the Princeton Club), Selvadurai laughed and said, "I'll see what I can do."
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