As with any new and hip social media trend there can be some side effects such as addiction and annoying your friends. There are times when Foursquare check-ins may be just a bit obnoxious. A funeral comes to mind. Or a wedding.*
Some brides aren’t happy with someone live tweeting or checking in to their weddings. Although right now I’m not sure that’s a huge issue when it comes to Foursquare I can see how live tweeting a wedding could get annoying. (Note: According to Forrester: 84% of respondents aren’t familiar with location-based apps like Foursquare & Gowalla).
Today’s foursquare article comes from Janet who suggests you don’t “check-in” or tweet at your friend’s weddings. It turns out the bride’s don’t like the running commentary online of their special day.
An interesting side note is only 16% of respondents knew what foursquare was, but that’s another story.
I’ll be attending a wedding in two months for a bride that is an active foursquare user, so it will be interesting to see what she thinks.
Here’s a bigger question. What about tweeting or updating Facebook with photos of the event while it’s happening? It would certainly benefit interested parties who couldn’t attend wouldn’t it?
To earn a Six Flags Funatic foursquare badge you need to check in 10x at the same park (there are locations throughout the world). When you do you’ll be entered to win a 2011 “Exit Pass.” The badge will be available to fans until Sept. 7, 2010. Those who earn the badge will also be entered into a drawing to win a season pass for the winner and a guest. That means it’s free but also no waiting in lines for an entire year.
Here’s the fun part – each park’s present Six Flags foursquare “Mayor” on Sept. 7 will also win a 2011 Season Pass.
Think that will drive more visits to the parks? Yes, so do I!
This is post number three in our series on using foursquare in real life. Six Flags has some pretty good offers. Hey Lagoon…take note.
We’ll be talking about more foursquare for businesses on today’s Web Marketing Weekly Show, the podcast we do each week on marketing topics. See more here: http://webmarketingweeklyshow.com