Thank goodness for snow days. We launched Explore on Web 9 days ago, and I’m just getting around to blogging about it.
This product helps our users find a place for dinner, worthy sights for their next trip, or just what’s interesting around their neighborhood - whatever they want to do, wherever they want to go. Rather than basing our recommendations on star ratings, we base it on real-world check-in data. This means we get to show you places you haven’t gotten around to trying yet, the places your friends have gone, your go-to spots, and places where you can snag a deal. I love this because I think this is how people talk about places in real life. (btw, my favorite query to combat FOMO = places I haven’t been to yet + places my friends have been to)
This is why I joined foursquare - to help people discover new experiences, big and small, in their everyday lives. So proud that this product is a step in that direction.
On a personal note, I’m really psyched because it’s the first capital letter feature I’ve launched at foursquare. We’ve got an amazing team (not so humble related article here) and there’s just an incredible energy in the air around launch time. It’s like we’re magnetized to GSDing.
Speaking of, cooking up a new batch of stuff now!
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