UPDATE: Seeing the beautiful chaos was difficult, foursquare has removed the # from the badge tweet. There is no reason to do the search below. You can just follow #4sqday as usual. (12:50 pm Eastern 4/16/11)


So, if you’ve been following #4sqday in the last few hours, well, it is a mess. So many people in Asia and Europe have been earning the Foursquare Day 2011 Badge that is dizzying. This is totally exciting to see so many people get the badges! It is also a little hard to find any real #4sqday discussion in all the badge tweets.

So what we are recommending is that people filter out the badge tweets. If you want to follow the #4sqday chatter without the badge tweets, just search:

“#4sqday -badge”

That will make your life easier. If you use Tweetdeck or Hootsuite, you can do what I’m doing and have one column for “#4sqday” for the crazy badge action and one for “#4sqday -badge” with the calm discusion.

But just think, it is is this crazy now, what will it be like in a few hours when the US East Coast gets up and starts checking in! How awesome!