I’m intrigued by Foursquare’s expanded Explore feature, which uses its 1.5 billion check-ins (and growing, rapidly) to curate suggested destinations based on where your friends have been and tips they’ve posted.
This is what Web 2.0 is all about — filtering information through sources you already trust and, presumably, with whom you have common interests. Chasing badges and mayorships has had so little value, but Explore does. And now there’s more reason to add out-of-town friends, because it can come in handy when traveling. Foursquare is not just a meet-me-here-for-a-beer app anymore.
Source: The New York Times