Friday, April 30, 2010

Why Foursquare sucks!

A few months ago I joined foursquare after Grant encouraged me to try it out. I enjoyed it for the first few weeks, but then I noticed there were duplicate venues for one place. Normally most of the duplicates had the wrong address or the name of the venue was not spelled properly. With foursquare you can't change things on a venue unless you are high super user and it has to be granted by foursquare. Unfortunately, there aren't many super users so this does not help solve the problem.

I've slowly started noticing people adding a new venue even when they've checked in at the venue before. They do this just so they can become mayor of a place. Now I can understand mis-checking-in I've done this before and it can be an easy thing to do if you don't pay attention but to create a duplicate venue with the wrong address and the venue name completely misspelled is just plain annoying and stupid. And why do the venues that I create with the proper name and address just disappear off Foursquare?! And why would they be deleted or disappear and then replaced with a venue that isn't filled out properly?

This is why I'm quitting Foursquare. I have no use for an app or social network that does not work properly. The fun is gone for me on foursquare and I'm moving on to something different.