It’s Oscar weekend so of course every social media service, smart phone app and “tech” blog is going to find some movie angle to remind you that they exist. And because I tend to write the more
fluffy cultural pieces, I will be stuck writing about them, even though I hate Hollywood and celebrities of the non-YouTube or TopCoder variety.
But Foursquare’s map of 2010 movie checkin frequency (above) is an exception to the “blatant attempt to glom publicity off of an ‘important’ event rule,” and deserves reposting. And yes, the mention of Sex In the City 2 on the pink side of the Venn Diagram here makes me ashamed for my gender. Very ashamed.
Foursquare is a geographical location based social network that incorporates gaming elements. Users share their location with friends by “checking in” via a smartphone app or by text message. Points are awarded for checking in at various venues. Users can connect their Foursquare accounts to their Twitter and Facebook accounts, which can update when a check in is registered. By checking in a certain number of times, or in different locations, users can collect virtual badges. In addition, users...