A lot of people laugh at me that I check in wherever I go. But ever since I got my smartphone in September, I have been addicted to checking in on Foursquare. So when I heard that there was an actual Foursquare Day, I was obviously excited to celebrate. Foursquare Day is on 4/16 every year.
For those of you who do not realize the connection:
Four = 4
Four Squared = 42 = 16
So, Foursquare Day is on 4/16.
To celebrate this holiday, I joined Allen & Gerritsen for a day of playing Foursquare in the Boston Common. I had actually never played foursquare before (apparently I was deprived as a child during recess), but it was a lot of fun. We ended up changing the rules a bit by allowing the mayor to make up a new rule. That definitely added a twist to things and made it more exciting. Check out more pictures from the day at Allen and Gerritsen’s Flickr for #4sqdayBOS.
Thanks to the Digital Incubator at A&G, we also received a great deal at Boloco On the Common to celebrate Foursquare. When you said “Digital Incubator,” you received discounted burritos. (They pretended like they didn’t know what I was talking about at first so I went on and on about Foursquare Day, and they just laughed and said they knew what I was talking about from the beginning. The staff there was really great and fun-spirited!)
To complete a day of recognizing Foursquare, the Explore feature that is part of Version 3.0 chose the places I was going to at night. It was great to try a new restaurant and new bar in an area of Boston I had never really explored (aka Brookline Village). I had used the Explore feature before, but I did not find anything I liked too much until this past weekend. It was great to try out a new place especially on Foursquare Day.
I hope everyone had a great Foursquare Day this past weekend! Til next year!