Let me just say for the record that I hate Foursquare.
It’s probably because I just don’t get it. What’s the point? To me it seems like Friendster and a “You Are Here” mall kiosk had a retarded child. And then people repeatedly abuse that child like a Scout Master.
Unfortunately my friend Kyle likey the Foursquare. To his credit, he did quit it at one point. But he’s back on it, like Whitney on the pipe. Which turned out to be a good thing, as it kind of led to a rather disturbing revelation.
kyle: You’re on Foursquare.
cb: Yeah, I’m sure my building is…
kyle: No, your place. I just checked in at your place on Foursquare.
kyle: Yeah. I just checked in at “Mangina’s”
And then he showed me.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!? Sure enough, “Mangina’s” was listed on Foursquare… complete with my fucking condo Unit number.
Who in the fuck created a Foursquare check in for MY specific condo?? And when?? And WHY?!?
I mean, I know it wasn’t me. I’ve never been on Foursquare. And I don’t even know how to access Foursquare, let alone create a special check-in location.
The freakiest part is that they called it “Mangina’s”. That would appear to indicate they know about my blog– and where I live. Or it could mean they figured out which wi-fi router is mine in the building (because I may or may not have named my wi-fi with “mangina”).
Either way, it’s kind of creepy. Especially because I really haven’t had that many people visit my new place. I sure hope I’m not getting a new stalker.
So– is there any way to remove this “Mangina” checkpoint from Foursquare, or should I just turn it into a hipster hotspot and find myself a hunky mayor?