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Over the past year, popular location-based social network Foursquare has employed a number of tricks to get students in the habit of checking in around campus. Many schools partnered with the site to offer custom badges, tips for different buildings on campus, or even discounts at certain campus dining locations. Some schools even hosted Foursquare student ambassadors to get the word out around campus. It appears to be having some effect, with Foursquare passing 10 million registered users, and now they are preparing to double down on their campus efforts.
A recent blog post announced the impending Foursquare For Universities 2.0 program, launching in the Fall. Though the post is light on details, it seems to be focused on providing more schools with custom badges designed around university insignia. The mysterious new initiative also has a number of large universities signed up as launch partners. Foursquare also included links to Google Docs forms (really?) to sign up to be a campus ambassador, or to request your school be added to the program.
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Shep McAllister is a student at Trinity University in San Antonio majoring in Communication and Political Science. He spends far too much time reading blogs and watching basketball, and lives vicariously through his MacBook Pro and iPhone. He is qualified to write for HackCollege because he gets kinda annoyed when somebody emails him a questionnaire for a class or club as a Microsoft Word attachment rather than a form from Google Docs. If you want to know more, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Twitter at @shepmcallister.