Foursquare Gets Tip Lists and Check-Ins from President Obama

Posted Aug 16, 2011

Foursquare has two big announcements: the first is a site feature called Tip Lists. The second is that United States President Barack Obama has joined geosocial network Foursquare, checking in at presidential events as he tours the country. The White House blog says the President’s Foursquare profile will feature tips with “the places President Obama has visited, what he did there, plus historical information and more.” The account already has more than 12,000 followers. Mashable theorizes that this may be a watershed moment for Foursquare as people join the network to follow the President’s travels.

Foursquare just went live with Tip Lists, a way to curate Foursquare Tips into user-friendly lists. Some of Foursquare’s examples include the Hipster Coffee Shop Explosion list and the NYC Summer Bucket List. I can’t find a way to search for lists, but I’m sure that update will appear soon. For now, lists can be found on users’ profiles and featured on location pages.