Foursquare Swarm (August 12): some exciting updates – and a clarification

We’ve had some tweets from people saying the swarm badge already been unlocked in the UK. Yes, we know! But what we are saying is that we don’t think there has ever been a successful dedicated swarm badge party in the UK, where the sole purpose was to unlock the badge.

The badge has only ever been unlocked where there have been people already gathered – like football matches, festivals and conferences. We’ve checked with Foursquare – but please tell us if we’re wrong. So we think it would be special to be the first successful swarm badge party.

And now the updates

  1. Apart from a free glass of bubbly, you will also get a free sing at Brighton’s home of Karaoke, Lucky Voice, if you check in when we attempt the swarm. Details at the Lucky Voice blog.
  2. Foursquare have promised us the network will be working during our attempt so there shouldn’t be any technical problems.
  3. The current invitation suggests a hashtag #BrightonFoursquare4sqflashmob but this seems too long (hat tip @aral). Someone else kindly built the invitation for us – so we can’t change it. But can we please use the shorter hashtag #ukswarm instead?

Finally, this will only work if you invite people to come along to Metrodeco, 38 Upper St James’s Street, Brighton, from 7-8pm on Thursday August 12. So please tell all your friends online and offline.

See you next week!

Helen,

Metrodeco

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7 responses to “Foursquare Swarm (August 12): some exciting updates – and a clarification

  1. The long hastag #BrightonFoursquare4sqflashmob is me fault 😦 I thought I could use 3 seperate hashtags of #Brighton #Foursquare & #4sqflashmob but Twtvite merged them all into 1 horribly long one that I couldn’t amend … Apologies

  2. He he! Don’t worry about it 🙂 Thanks again for doing the invite – did wonder if it was you.

  3. I suppose the Manchester City thing technically wasn’t a party just for the badge but there was a campaign to check-in and get the swarm badge.

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