I received my Foursquare superuser status this week and it opened all new realms within the game of the Foursquare world.
No longer am I just leaving tips, opening specials and gaining mayorships; now I’m actually helping the network to grow. And there’s more! There are different levels of being a superuser! So after investing the past 18 months on check-ins; I’ve unlocked a whole new world with access that other mere ‘users’ cannot access.
On the face of things, I’m massively talking it up.
It is, after all, just data entry. But, if you ever have a spare 5-10mins, you can feel like you are doing some good. Then, the next time you are checking in, you can see the changes instantly.
Obviously there are rules, there’s a style guide, which, although limited, could have acted as a barrier if it was any more extensive.
You should abbreviate Road to Rd etc…and different branches don’t need a different name. So you have ‘Starbucks’ instead of ‘Starbucks Regent St’.
Apart from that, you’re free to make Foursquare a better place by giving their database integrity.
The game starts now!