Foursquare Day Tampa: Join the swarm on 4/16

Foursquare is an application you can use on your iPhone or smart-phone to check into places in your town. By doing so you can see if your friends are  checked into the same place, earn badges and even become the mayor of the location if you visit the place frequently enough.

For Foursquare Day, folks use the service to check in to participating venues and find deals in their local community and by checking into the main event "Swarm Party"at The Hyatt Regency Tampa on April 16th. If 50 people check in to the Hyatt at once, users earn will earn the coveted swarm badge from Foursquare.

For the anti-stalker crowd: When I first heard about Foursquare, I was pretty sure I might as well just give the stalkers my home address. But it does have privacy features, plus, who needs privacy when there are great deals to be had? Example: Zim Zari in Trinity is offering $2 dollar tacos and happy hour specials to any one who checks in on 4/16. There are no Mons Venus discounts in effect yet, Tampa. Sorry.


Here's another way to get involved with Foursquare Day. Do you know of an awesome local business that you'd like to take part? Find them on twitter, email them, tell em about Foursquare,  show them this post and maybe they’ll get on board as well. It's an easy way for local businesses to advertise and get into the conversation without having to do much work at all, and best of all it's free. Check out or email [email protected] for more details.

I hope to see you at the Official Foursquare Day Tampa Swarm Party at the Hyatt Regency Tampa on April 16th from 6-9 p.m. Bring some cash for valet parking and you can also RSVP here on Facebook.

Oh Tampa, you’ve been there with me through it all — except more like the kind friend who will party with me but if I need help moving you’ll find a reason not to be there. It’s not that you aren’t a good friend, we just don’t get to see each other much anymore and you just need a little motivation. Well, Tampa, here’s a reason to finally get excited, and you can do it from anywhere, yes, even the local bar, you lush.

Foursquare Day is checking itself into Tampa on April 16th at the Hyatt Regency Tampa and you need to get involved. Why? Location-based technology is changing not only our social lives but promoting small local business and bringing communities together, and it just so happens Tampa is the epicenter for this new worldwide event, started by local business owner Nathan Bonilla-Warford of Bright Eyes Tampa.

How many cities of the Tampa Bay area can you name? Yeah, it’s a doozy. We’ve got at least 20 different parts of Tampa, not to mention Clearwater, Largo and St. Pete. (even Pasco County counts). Bottom line, it’s hard to round everyone up out of their different areas to get them into one place at one time.

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