"Your mum's House" And Other Places You Should Not Be Able To Check-In To On Foursquare

Your mum's house on foursquare

As check-in app Foursquare crosses the 2 million user mark, some of its biggest fans are already worrying it might turn into the next MySpace.

One of their biggest concerns: Foursquare doesn’t do enough to define what kind of places users should be albe to check-in to from.

On customer-complaint site Get Satisfaction, one user writes:

“One of the reasons MySpace was able to grow like a weed is because it had an “anything goes” attitude towards users that led to the creation of a lot of disposable joke accounts, fictional person accounts, and total freakshows like Tila Tequila.”

“After the hype died down, MySpace experienced a population crash because (in part) the non-freak users got tired of the freakshow and started fleeing to better-managed sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. Now, nobody can figure out how MySpace is supposed to make money, because it’s userbase is mostly semi-literate underemployed freaks who use the site mostly to become imaginary friends with strippers living six states away..”

Chris Thompson at AboutFoursquare.com lists a few “ridiculous” venues he’s spotted:

  • Bathrooms and individual bathroom stalls
  • Entire towns or cities
  • Roads
  • Individual seats or sections in a stadium, theatre, etc.
  • Specific tables in a restaurant
  • Rooms and pieces of furniture within homes
  • Individual desks, cubicles or offices within a business
  • Flights, planes, etc.
  • All the ridiculous, offensive venues like “Your mum’s House” and “Some Dirty Hooker’s [redacted]”

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