what is foursquare?
foursquare is a cross between a friend-finder, a social city-guide to build things to not only help you keep up with the places your friends go, but that encourage you to discover new places and challenge you to explore your neighborhood in new ways.

why use foursquare?
to share your favorite venues with friends and discover their venues that you have never been to. giving your tips such as recommended drinks, food or things to do, as well as getting from others.

how to use foursquare?
just head out to register at foursquare.com, then you can select platform you are using whether it’s android, palm, or iphone, or you can go for m.foursquare.com which works on most of the phones out there. now you are ready to “check-in” to the venues, add new venues, add new tips, and add friends to your list.

what to add?
any interesting venues that you feel like you want to share with the whole world. do not forget to add information or tips about the places that you check-in or add because mostly people simply cannot comprehend what the venue is about by judging from its name.

i do appreciate people who are constantly trying to localize foursquare by adding thai titles and addresses, but it is better that you use english along with thai ones if possible since foursquare is not about thais, and we actually want to share the informative data to those who cannot read or understand thai language.

what not to add?
there are no actual rules about what not to add. but the essence is pretty simple…

“if you cannot think of a single tip to recommend others to do at that place, then it probably should not be added since it would be useless for others”

soi, junction, bridge, road, atm, home, gas station,7-11, bts, mrt… it is amazing how thai people try to check-in everywhere pointlessly. we do not want to know exactly where you are at all time in foursquare. imagining a person checking-in to every bts and mrt station or passing through soi and bridge. the idea is just absurd.

please do search for the existing venues before adding new one. and make sure that you add the correct name of the venue or you might end up shining ingloriously at byte me, bkk.

2010.01.18