Hey digital natives, we’re on Foursquare! »
As I mentioned on FB the other day, we got a Foursquare account! Because we are very on-trend and with-it. We now have an NYC list, a BK list, and a Philly list, complete with tips and a lot of pics. So check them out and save them or whatever and follow us so I feel like my work was worthwhile!
SF and LA lists are coming, as soon as I get those lazy west-coasters on that.
Sharks in Australia FINALLY get hip to Twitter »
Hammerhead pic from SLSWA’s Twitter feed.
Sharks have never been on-trend, shall we say, but this is downright irresponsible. Only now getting on twitter? Get it together, sharks! You guys are apex predators! You should be early adopters, leading the way for society!
But yeah, in an effort to avoid shark attacks, 338 sharks in Australia have been fitted with monitors that detect when they are close to the beach. When they get within half a mile of shore, their size, breed and approximate location is tweeted from the Surf Life Saving Western Australia Twitter account.
Some are critical of the program because they think that if there is no Tweet, people will interpret that as no threat, even though not all sharks are tagged. Personally, it seems like another measure to help people avoid sharks, that works with other measures. It could even help sharks with their current, longstanding PR problem just by increased visibility when they aren’t killing people and are just being sharks. I’m curious to see what happens.
For veggie Foursquare addicts: the Herbivore badge! »
Erin from Foursquare informed us that they now have an Herbivore badge for cool veggie Foursquare users like us! Or like me, at least! Yes, I’m a Foursquare lover. But I don’t check in EVERYWHERE, just at places I like or am proud to be. So YOU KNOW I always check in at veggie restaurants! Now I can’t wait to unlock this badge! It’s not a pink T. rex but it’s still a dino!
Erin says she is the only vegan at Foursquare, so we need to represent: “I want to see more users unlock this badge than the fried chicken, diner, and bbq badges—combined!” We can do it!
And keep an eye out; we are going to make a Vegansaurus Foursquare tips page. I’ll let you know when it’s ready!