Journalism lecturer Jeremy Littau’s thoughts on Foursquare and how it might be used by journalists:
Foursquare is a platform full of journalistic potential because adding information to the record is what we do. Did a local business fail a health inspection recently? Right now we put that in the newspaper, which people are reading less, or on a Web site, where people don’t know how to find it among mountains of information. There is value in journalists adding news and verified information to the record (including links for more information) that would enhance a person’s knowledge and ability to experience (or avoid) a place.
Foursquare has been tipped as the next big thing in social media – so it’s worth getting acquainted with it.
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