Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Foursquare lets users add their own bios

updated 07:00 pm EDT, Thu March 29, 2012

Info uploadable from Twitter

Foursquare has aadded a new level of personal information that can be shared with others. The social activity sharing site will let users publish a brief biography of themselves for other Foursquare members to see while they are interacting. Users can input the biographical information manually or directly import it from a Twitter account, with a chance to edit it before it goes live.

To create a bio, subscribers need sign in and go to their personal settings. There they can just fill in the new "Bio" field or upload their background from Twitter.

The location check-in service has increasingly been building social elements, such as check-in comments, to-dos, and lists, but has given very little room for users to create a personal identity. Biographies both help establish trust and help explain why someone might be worth following if it isn't immediately apparent.







By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News