2014 – Foursquare tried to re-organize and turn into a review-based app more than a check-in app. They moved the check-in over to a new app called “Swarm”. Because of this, they froze all mayorship spots so people would start moving to the new Swarm app, then writing reviews on Foursquare.
Unfortunately, people didn’t “swarm” to the new app.
Since then (two days ago), Foursquare announced they were bringing mayorships back to the native app.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for May 9
- uMax SuperMac
- Facebook lifts the 5000 friend mark