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With a little googling I couldn't easily find any good stats. However, the most popular venues seem to be transport hubs—particularly airports—and the US is the country where Foursquare has the most users... So I came up with this worldwide top 10 list: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) ~ 969,000 checkins as of Jan 14, 2013 Los Angeles ...


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Having every single Foursquare checkin post to twitter has become quite a faux pas, at least among my followers. Some even consider a single tweet (i.e. took over as mayor) to be an automatic-unfollow catalyst. Depends on your audience though, I guess. One option would be to use the Selective Twitter app for Facebook, which only uses tweets that include the ...


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At foursquare.com, if you go to the user profile for that user, there is a drop-down that lets you set the notifications you receive from that person. Simply set that to "Off" instead of "Always On" or "Nearby" and you should be good to go. On my Android, if I go to the "Profile & History" for one of my Foursquare friends, there's a button directly ...


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Another solution to this problem (still in beta, but they're allowing people to sign up without invite codes now) is a site called Ifttt. (If This, Then That). The site provides a way to access the API of many sites, Twitter/Foursquare/Facebook included. You can create a trigger on that site which will take any action when a new Foursquare check-in ...


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As phwd states in a comment, there is no official source. However, an unofficial page lists Foursquare badges with instructions for getting the badges. There's no guarantee on the list being correct, but as Foursquare doesn't officially reveal the criteria, so it's probably your best bet.


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A mayor can only edit the information for a venue. To merge venues, you must be a Superuser who has been selected by the Foursquare staff.


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No, there is not a way. However, if you are a celebrity or other popular person (think Twitter verified), Foursquare can convert your profile to a celebrity account, where the default friend add function is to follow, rather than add friend. Source: I am a Foursquare Superuser 3 and have asked the staff about this.


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As an alternative to my hand-researched list, there's a site called 4sqstat.com which provides a more automated access to some Foursquare checkin stats. It groups checkins by city, and within each city you can easily see most popular venues, optionally filtering them by category. Examples: Most popular venues in Moscow Most popular nightlife spots in ...


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Gowalla have an atom feed for your checkins, would this be enough for you ? Example: http://gowalla.com/users/marcroberts/checkins.atom There is also more available through their API - http://gowalla.com/api/explorer


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Venue timeseries data from the Foursquare Merchant API is used for the weekly email summaries which (as you note) only gives aggregate information about visitors (e.g. uniqueVisitors over a given week). A venue manager is able to get the data for top users over a given period of time through the Venue Stats ...


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You can add a place on foursquare using the webpage below: https://foursquare.com/add-place Just type "Event" for the category.


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It's (vaguely) explained in a blogpost by Foursquare. It's not magic like they claim, but a combination of all the 4sq metrics: likes, check-ins, tips, loyalty, etc., in order to have a better evaluation algorithm. It would surprise me if the actual algorithm is known publicly, though. So my answer is: "unknown", unfortunately. Update: blog post linked ...


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According to the Foursquare FAQ you can only view uploaded (check-in) photos if you are friends with the person checking in or they post them to Twitter & Facebook (and you are friends/follow them). Photos added via check-ins are available through the persons activity, history and checkin detail pages. Venue Photos are public and can be viewed by ...


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After some search I've found my answer. Foursquare support says that it is possible to edit venues on the web but to do that you have to be a superuser, the mayor or the one who added that venue.


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From here: http://support.foursquare.com/entries/225585-how-do-i-report-duplicate-venues You can flag a venue as closed, duplicate, or as having an incorrect address from the app. On the Android click on menu and then Edit Venue when on a venue page. On the iPhone, click on the square with the arrow in the upper right corner to flag a venue ...


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Check out http://foursquare.com/apps/ It has links to the documentation


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Got the answer :) You can check-in from your PC as well using http://m.foursquare.com I don't know if it checks the IP address to see if the location is within reach or not. Also, TweetDeck has provided support for Foursquare and the desktop version of the software allows you to update your location from desktop.


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I haven't used either of them, but have you tried either Foursquare for Firefox or logging in on the Foursquare mobile web site and setting your location there?


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Nope, you can't check in without a mobile device. All you can do is change your current location. Just login to the Foursquare site and change your current location.



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