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Sams Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes by Tris Hussey

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LESSON 12. Foursquare and Gowalla

In this lesson, you’ll learn that having accounts on Foursquare and Gowalla might not be such a bad thing after all. Although the two services compete for the same kind of features and attention, Gowalla is offering some interesting features that you might like to check out.

One of the interesting (read “frustrating and maddening”) parts about writing a book on one of the hottest segments in social media, location services/games, is that the whole landscape is shifting and changing. Like the previous chapter on Yelp, this one on using Gowalla and Foursquare could have been written several different ways depending on when I sat down to write it. Right now, it’s late 2010 and, shall we say, “the game is afoot” ...

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