Foursquare swarm badge to be unlocked in Brighton

The swarm badge is unlocked when 50+ people check-in somewhere at the same time

We’re helping our customers to become among the first in Britain to unlock the highly-coveted ‘swarm badge’ on the latest social-networking phenomenon, Foursquare.

This prize is notoriously hard to unlock and can only be won when 50 or more users check in at the same place all within a short time of one another. This rare event is known around the world as a Foursquare flashmob.

Although there have been several swarm badge parties in the US – and at least one as close as Ireland – we think this could be the first in Britain.

An unsuccessful attempt at unlocking the swarm badge was made during April’s General Election ‘Leaders Debates’, where Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg went head-to-head-to-head. But we don’t know of any successful attempt – please tell us if we’re wrong.

The girls from Metrodeco tea shop are going to help this event along by offering the first 50 people to check in a free glass of bubbly as a reward for making the effort to get down to the event.

So all you have to do is pop in to Metrodeco at 6pm on Wednesday 28th of July, have a free drink and check-in. Of course you’ll be free to buy some cake, ice cream or sandwiches if you wish 🙂

A quick recap:

What: Brighton’s (maybe Britain’s?) first Foursquare flashmob

Why: To unlock the elusive Swarm Badge

When: Wednesday 28th July, 6pm-7pm

Where: Metrodeco Tea Salon, 38 Upper St James ’s Street, Kemp Town , Brighton
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Who: If you’re reading this, you’re invited. It doesn’t even matter if you’re not on Foursquare, it will be a great opportunity to meet other social media types or simply to stop by for a cup of tea and a piece of cake.

What the heck is Foursquare? Read our blog on the social networking phonomenon, Foursquare

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5 responses to “Foursquare swarm badge to be unlocked in Brighton

  1. oooh! Exciting! I’ll pop it in my diary and try to come along. Bit of a foursquare novice, not quite got my head around it at the mo…

  2. Pingback: TWAGO FIRST ANNIVERSARY TWEETUP! « Twago's Blog

  3. Yes going to get there for the badge and to meet my @Twago friends 🙂

  4. Sorry I can not make it….have a fab evening….Helen

  5. Pingback: Foursquare flashmob: be part of history « Metrodeco's Brighton Blog

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