Could foursquare change politics?

Foursquare.com is *supposed* to promote social and recreation venues.  It was recently voted the second most popular social media application on mashable.com

So I started thinking … what if foursquare were tweeked a little bit to promote municipal and political events? For example, JeanneKCC live tweeted from the preliminary hearing for Eugen Hlavac, woman beater extraordinaire.  Natalia Rudiak frequently lets us know of various events she attends, including sewer authority meetings. 

What if they took it a bit further?  What if I use foursquare.com to remind folks that I'm at Panera Bread for a Steel City Stonewall meeting and someone else in Panera gets the update and wanders over to see what's going on? 

The advantage of foursquare.com over Twitter is that you can get the address and directions without too many clicks. 

I'm just sayin …

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