Foursquare Cracking Down on Couch Potatoes

Those who are taking part in the new, slightly-insipid location-based social network/game called Foursquare on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, or webOS should note that you won’t get points for checking-in unless your GPS location corresponds right with the location in question. The goal here was to cut down on people who were claiming points, badges, and mayorships for places they weren’t actually visiting.

While this doesn’t mean you won’t be able to check in at all remotely, it does mean you won’t get anything for those check-ins. I’ve done pre-emptive as well as post-visit check-ins time to time (mostly because I forgot to while there), so at least Foursquare isn’t leaving us entirely in the dark.

[via Foursquare, pic]

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