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  • 04.01.10

From Addiction to Apathy: The Five Stages of Foursquare Use

From Addiction to Apathy: The Five Stages of Foursquare Use
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Foursquare, the smartphone app that gives you points and badges for “checking in” at clubs and convenience stores, is about to reach the one-million-user mark. That’s a big deal. But it’s also a reminder that, try as we might to cover its every move, most of you haven’t tried Foursquare yet. (Or you’re using its scrappy archrival, Gowalla.) Here’s what to expect when you do:

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Foursquare curiosity
Foursquare addiction
Foursquare socialization
Foursquare greed
Foursquare apathy

That, or you start appreciating Foursquare for what it really is: a simple(r) way to stalk your friends.

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