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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by droidfanboy, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. droidfanboy

    droidfanboy Active Member
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    Who has Foursquare on their Android is it really as hyped up as everyone on blackberry puts it out to be.
     

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  2. Frantic Ferret

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    It's easier than going through the mobile site. It allows you to select whether it will tweet the check in, but the current version doesn't allow you to select Facebook. It either does them all, none, or just badges/mayorships. I also haven't been able to get the widgets to work on my Sprint Hero.
     
  3. nifer

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    i have 4sq on my droid. my widget works just fine
     
  4. crespin

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    ditto. Works well and makes it much easier for check-ins!
     
  5. mikedt

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    I have Foursquare on my phone, but it's quite useless where I am. Well I am the mayor of pretty much everything around here...if that actually means anything.
     
  6. JunBringer

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    lol nice. I enjoy it around here (DC, Baltimore, Annapolis) because a lot of people have it and I get free stuff for checking in and even more free stuff for being mayor.
     
  7. Last Monday a couple of protest leaders in Tunisia were very conveniently picked up and arrested because they were on FourSquare, which had been hacked by the government...

    That's the flipside of the coin.
     
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
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    Actually it was Facebook which had been hacked by the Tunisian government, apparently with help from the Tunisian ISPs. They where sharing their Foursquare locations in Facebook.

    Tunisian Government Allegedly Hacking Facebook, Gmail Accounts of Dissidents and Journalists | Fast Company
    'A strange bit of JavaScript has found its way onto Tunisian Internet users' internet login screens.'

    ...indeed.

    It seems rather stupid to me that protest leaders, dissidents, insurgents and guerillas would even do such a thing as broadcasting their exact locations to everyone, using things like Foursquare and Google Latitude along with Facebook and Twitter.

    Of course governments can get accurate location information from mobile phones anyway via the carriers. Foursquare and Google Latitude just makes it much easier for them.

    Employers can also see Foursquare location information on Twitter and Facebook as well....'This employee is the mayor of many bars and clubs. Frequently likes to get drunk. Perhaps we should fire him/her?'
     
  9. mikedt

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    BTW I think I'm the only person in Xilinhot who's even tried Foursquare. No other checkins I've found in the whole city. I don't share my locations with Facebook and Twitter either. I am the mayor of an art gallery, 2 museums and the police station, but NO bars, clubs or brothels.. :D

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    Posted as a reply, as AF was giving DATABASE ERROR when trying to edit previous post.
     

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