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Check-in at the library with Foursquare and Yelp

February 20, 2012

The library now has a listing on both Foursquare and Yelp.   Foursquare and Yelp are location based social networking Internet sites and are becoming more and more popular with folks who have Internet capabilities on their phone/mobile device.  You can read more about Foursquare here and about Yelp here.

Yelp is noted for its venue reviews.  Foursquare appears more game-like since it offers badges for checking in.  In Foursquare you can actually become “mayor” of a venue if you check-in more than anyone else.    I’ve seen deals and specials on both Foursquare and Yelp.  It’s an interesting way to learn about a place you are thinking of visiting.

Right now, we have a “special” on Foursquare.  If you check-in at the library and ask at the desk, we’ll give you a free refrigerator magnet!  If you check-in often, who knows, *you* could become mayor!  (To keep things fair, staff members can’t become mayors.)  Now I’m not quite sure what advantage you have in becoming mayor someplace.  But think of it this way, you could have the honor without any of the responsibility!  :)

(Note:  click on the image below twice if you want to see a larger version of the image showing our listing.)

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