Foursquare Announces New Check-In Feature - Events
Foursquare, the much-discussed location-based social network, announced today that it has gone beyond allowing users to check-in to places and now includes events as well. Hundreds of thousands of events being held in more than 50,000 places (many no doubt movie theaters) will become visible, in some cases hours before an event begins and in other cases summary information for things like sporting events will be delivered after an event concludes.
I still don’t fully understand the allure of checking in to places purely for the sake of letting your network know you’re there. Displaying summaries of events after the fact could be a good feature enhancement, but I would need some swaying.