Like Twitter before it, the Portland tech community has been an early and fervent adopter of Foursquare, the social location service that captured attention by adding a gaming aspect to the concept of “checking in.” Now, the geek crowd is often heard mumbling about tagging and badges. And arguing over mayorships and proper Foursquare protocol.
And now, Portland has a chance to show Foursquare just how much they like their service by participating in Portland Foursquare Day swarm tomorrow, April 16.
What’s Foursquare Day you ask? Well, here’s how the whole thing came about:
A few weeks back, a bunch of crazy kids down in Tampa had this idea to claim April 16th (TOMORROW!) as Foursquare Day. Being nerds ourselves we couldn’t resist the math nerdiness of it: 4 squared = 16. 4/16. Get it? Foursquare Day? Ha!
We’ve gotten word that there are 150+ foursquare day parties behind held around the world… from Boston to San Francisco to Santiago, Chile to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Not to be left out of the mix, Portland will be hosting its own Foursquare Day. The swarm of Foursquare aficionados will take place at the The Lion’s Eye Tavern beginning at 8 PM and running until… well until people are concerned about losing the mayorship of their usual haunts.
As noted below, there is also a swarm attempt at Whiffies from 10 PM to midnight.
And yes. Of course there’s a badge for Foursquare Day, silly.
So here’s your plans for tomorrow evening. Ready? Go check in at the Green Dragon for Beer and Blog Portland hosted by Webvisions then go check in at Cartopia to replenish your reserves then head over to Lion’s Eye to partake in the swarm.
Because, honestly? You could use another badge.
For more information, see the Portland Foursquare Day swarm.
(Hat tip Jake Kuramoto, Silicon Florist’s leading Foursquare expert)
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How come people aren’t meeting up here? It looks like they even have their own badges!
Ya’ know, yours truly will be on KGW’s Live at 7 should you need something to fill that pre-Lion’s Eye / post-Beer & Blog time. #justsayin We’ll be playing with gadgets on the bricks… Or so I’m told.
There’s another swarm attempt at Whiffies at Cartopia. 10pm-Midnight.
Let’s face it – I’m an elitist. No way am I going out to 82nd & Woodstock. 🙂
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