You know you’re addicted to Foursquare when…
Time for a bit of humour! For those who use location-based social networking service Foursquare (or if you know someone who does), there’s a few sure signs that a 12-step program might be in your or that person’s future.
Without further ado, you know you’re addicted to Foursquare when:
- You make extra stops on the way home just to check in
- You check in to your house when you get home at night AND when you get up the next day
- Every one of your friend’s houses is on Foursquare… even though not all your friends are
- You check Foursquare to see where your friends are instead of just calling them
- You get excited when you meet someone new who’s on Foursquare. Genuinely.
- You check in at every train station on the way home for the points
- You check Foursquare for restaurant suggestions before you check the SMH Good Food Guide/Zagat
- You go through locations reading tips when you’re bored.
- You go through locations adding tips when you’re bored.
- You start collecting badges that you’d rather not be awarded (e.g. a MALE friend of mine who scored the “Housewife” badge!)
- You turn on international data roaming and pay a fortune so you can check in on vacation
- You time your check ins so that you don’t do more than three in 15 minutes
- When you read that you knew what it meant
- You get upset when there’s no 3G reception and you can’t check in
- You get upset when Foursquare says you’re too far and withholds points
- You get really excited when you become mayor of a venue
- You do a victory dance when you become mayor of a venue
- You get upset when you’re ousted as mayor of a venue
- You make it a point to win back that mayorship
- You start Twitter stalking the guy who stole that mayorship