Foursquare

Is Foursquare Dead?

Venture Beat doesn’t think so, and I’m not 100% sure they’re wrong. But, before I discuss the article, a little background on why someone allergic to social media like me became a Foursquare nut. A few years ago, a company called TopGuest came up with this concept where you could earn airline miles and hotel points for checking in at various places on Foursquare. I can’t say I thought it was a terribly good business model, but they convinced a bunch of hotel chains to hand out miles for this. […]

The Gamification Of Travel: A Fun Way To Earn Expedia Rewards

While I tote around an iPhone and an iPad, I definitely consider myself a bit of social media introvert.  I can spell Twitter and Facebook, and I have my fair share of Foursquare check-ins.  But other than that, a novice.  Despite that, I was definitely intrigued by an article by Stephanie Rosenbloom of the New York Times recently about some fun new apps associated with travel. Stephanie brings up two things I think some of you will find interesting, one of which I’m certain to try.  First, she talks about […]

TopGuest Slowly (Quickly) Becoming Less Valuable

I was pretty psyched when points first started posting from my TopGuest check-ins.  I had written about how easy it was to setup TopGuest to interact with FourSquare a few months ago. Most of the reason why I signed up was to earn points for a potential repeat of the USAirways Grand Slam promo that I earned 100,000 miles from for virtually no money.  Shortly after I signed up, Comfort Inn points stopped posting and we learned they had withdrawn from the program.  No biggie, still plenty to feast on. […]