Foursquare Day Fanatics,

The Tampa Foursquare Day Crew is overwhelmed with the global excitement over Foursquare Day, coming up on this Friday. April 16. We have heard many  comments from communities all over the world. By far, the number one question that hear from Foursquare Day participants is , “Is there going to be a Foursquare Day badge?”

At this time, the definitive answer is, “We don’t know.”

This is what we do know is this:

  • Foursquare is planning “something” for Foursquare Day, but they are keeping it under wraps.
  • Whatever does happen, there will not be city-specific Foursquare Day badges.
  • The Super Swarm badge WILL BE active. So if you already have your swarm badge, super size it!

There is just over a week to go until the big day, and we don’t know how solid the Foursquare Day badge concept is. So we are encouraging you to get your opinion out there. If you blog, the write a post.

On Twitter, Tweet this: “Let’s start chanting: WHERE’S THE #4SQDAY BADGE?? @foursquare (RT if you want one too!)”

If you use Facebook or Twitter or other social network, then take a moment to post what you think. Feel free to leave comments on this blog and on Foursquare’s blog or Facebook page. Post your ideas about how a Foursquare Day badge might work. Be heard. And, of course, be nice.

While doing so, keep in mind that while the badges make the game that much more interesting, ultimately this day is not about the badges. If 45 people get together and talk and have a good time and exchange business cards because of Foursquare Day, then much was accomplished, regardless of the badges. If we, collectively, are able to educate friends, business partners, and the mainstream media about social media on April 16, then our goal has been accomplished, regardless of badges earned.

But also remember, that badges are fun! So if you want a Foursquare Day badge, let foursquare know!  🙂

Have fun!