Before leaving for work, I shouted a quick good morning to my fine friends on foursquare. I like to send a shout every now and then that is not connected with a check-in or shared with Twitter or Facebook. To me, the foursquare shout is under-utilized. I think the isolated shout is important because it emphasizes that foursquare is not just a subset of Twitter or Facebook crowd- it is its own community.
But while I was keying in my shout, I had trouble finding the word after “good morning.” And thought, “Is there a universal term for a person who uses foursquare? Just what do we call each other?”
So here are some things that ran through my mind:
- foursquare user
- foursquare member
- foursquare fan
- foursquare friend
While “foursquare user” is probably the most proper, and “foursquare fan” the most fun, I went with “4sq-er” because it was it was, um, awkward and drew attention to itself.
I’m wondering what other terms and 4sq slang people use to refer to each other. So I now turn the question to the foursquare community itself:
What word do YOU use describe other people who use foursquare?
Leave your answer in the comments, and we’ll tally the responses and try to come to some consensus.