I personally don’t use Foursquare, so to be honest, I had no idea exactly the sort of service that Foursquare provided. After taking a quick hop, skip and a jump over to the Foursquare website, I quickly realized what it’s all about. It’s all about local places all around you and the things that you can do in your area.
It seems that for the last several months, Foursquare has prompted its users to give up the details about the places they are checking in at. What sort of details? Foursquare has been asking about specifics, such as the business’s price ranges, wi-fi capabilities, delivery and payment options, among other details. The website is also ground zero for being one of the biggest photo libraries in all of local search.
In truth, it seems as if Foursquare not only has the makings of a major data aggregator, but already HAS become a major data aggregator. It seems that they would like to become THE data aggregator.
In an article written by David Mihm and entitled Foursquare Quietly Unlocks Its Own “Local Data Aggregator” Badge, you’ll find out how Foursquare could potentially become one of the greatest aggregators of local search data.
To read David’s full article, check it out in the link below: