May 9, 2014: Impeaching the Mayors of Foursquare


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 like they hoped.

Foursquare brought back the mayor option in Swarm, and then revamped it into the “Mayorships Game”.

Foursquare celebrated 10 years on March 10, 2019.

Subscribe to Day In Tech History:

RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play - Spotify
Twitter - Facebook

RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial

Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation!

In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows.

  • uMax SuperMac
  • Facebook lifts the 5000 friend mark