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Sams Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes by Tris Hussey

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LESSON 7. Becoming a Mayor

In this lesson, you learn all about one of the most entertaining parts of Foursquare—becoming mayor of locations. There’s a little more to it than just showing up, and there is more to be had than just the title.

What Is a Mayor?

Ah, it’s good to be a king—or in Foursquare’s case, a mayor. The mayor of a location is the person who checks in there the most. Now, before you start wandering down to your favorite lunch place and checking in every hour, know that it doesn’t quite work that way. First, only your first check-in on a day counts. Check in twice in one day, and you get credit for only one check-in. In addition, you have to have a profile picture to be the mayor of anywhere. Hmm, that seems odd. Or does it? ...

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