March 29, 2011
This means that Visit Philly is no longer just another user on Foursquare. We now have a our own page with a direct URL right to it so that Foursquare users can access our “tips” on locations, make “to-do lists” based on the tips to help them experience the city, and “check in” using their phones at the venues they’re interested in to earn points and “badges,” all in one convenient virtual spot.
You can also now “follow” Visit Philly — and importantly, our tips — without having to wait for us to accept your friend request. It’s just another effort we’re making to keep you informed about and engaged in the city.
Bonus: Philadelphia’s social media-savvy Mayor Michael Nutter (@Michael_Nutter) is helping to kick off the launch of the new page.
Here’s the deal: The Foursquare “Mayor” of the Independence Visitor Center at noon on April 30 will get a personal message from Mayor Nutter via Twitter. (Foursquare mayorships are awarded to visitors with the most “check ins” at a venue, in this case the Independence Visitor Center, in the 60 days prior to April 30. You can “check in” once per day.)
In the meantime, check out Visit Philly on Foursquare to make your exploration of Philadelphia and The Countryside fun, easy and interesting. And be sure to leave some of your own insider tips along the way!