Foursquare Launches Universities 2.0 on Hundreds of College Campuses

Last year, the popular social media app foursquare announced plans to officially partner with more than 20 universities across the nation to help students explore their college campuses and learn about their school’s traditions. The program was a huge success and now than 10 million users joined in on the fun. Now foursquare is making the program even bigger and better with a new and improved version called Universities 2.0.

Universities 2.0 will have all of the fun features that the original foursquare for universities had, such as the ability to check in at various locations on campus, learn about traditions and folklore, and see what your friends thought about various things related to your campus. However, Universities 2.0 will have something that the original program did not have: badges. These badges will represent the schools on foursquare and also could be used on college campuses to advertise that the campus is a foursquare-friendly zone.

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Foursquare is a Fun Way to Help Students Explore

foursquareCollege towns have so many wonderful, college-y things to do and places to see. There is just something special about the local restaurant that has been near the dorms since 1962 or the local club that still has a disco night every weekend. These places make your college town unique; you won’t find them anywhere else in the world.

But unless you have heard about these college places from a friend, how are you supposed to know they exist? Of course the legends will be known by all students, but what about the tiny hole-in-the-wall store that has cheap school supplies or the mom-and-pop pizza joint down the road? Well, if you have the Foursquare app, you will be much more likely to find them. Read the rest of this entry »


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