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Introduction to Social Media Investigation by Jennifer Golbeck

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Chapter 10

Foursquare

Abstract

Foursquare is a location-based social media service. It works primarily on mobile devices, like iPhones and Android phones. Users check in at places like stores, restaurants, sporting arenas, and other venues. Their friends can see where they checked in. There is also a game element of Foursquare. Users receive points for each check-in, and they can see a leaderboard that lists all their friends ranked by the number of points they have. Foursquare is the most popular location-based social media service behind only Facebook, which offers location-tagging abilities to all of its 1.4 billion users. Foursquare has around 45 million users, with around 6 million check-ins per day. This chapter presents an overview ...

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