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Give, Get and the new Foursquare

The apps and communities that give me goosebumps are the ones where the more you give, the more you get. It’s a two way relationship and that really resonates with me.

Yesterday, Foursquare released a new homepage experience. TechCrunch wrote about it yesterday and the headline tells it all — “Meet The New Foursquare, The One You Helped Build and Continue to Power”.

That’s exactly right. We, the users, help build Foursquare. We give it tons of check in data and other social signals and in return Foursquare gives us back this incredible local experience.

The other thing gets me pumped besides the give/get nature of Foursquare, is seeing a founders vision turning into reality.

This is something Dennis Crowley has been thinking about and working on for a long time. I’m so happy for Dennis and his team in getting out this amazing new version of Foursquare. Well done.