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Until today I had really only been sliding around on FourSquare, making my self known when think about it, but now I have to up the ante.

Today I was unseated as the Mayor of Wal-Mart (4800 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT), by David. This will not stand!

Mayor of WalMart?

So in FourSquare you are basically playing a little game of land grab, only there is almost never any real land grabbing to do at first, so you can simply check in everywhere you go and eventually become the mayor. To become a mayor you have to qualify a few criteria:

  • Have a FourSquare account
  • Have a Profile Pic (on your FourSquare account)
  • Have the most check-ins at a Venue (e.g. Wal-Mart)
  • Have a previous check-in within 2 weeks

So until today at 2:15PM MST when I got this email:

Hey there - Sorry for the bad news, but David has just replaced you as mayor of Walmart! http://foursquare.com/venue/221122 Don't take it too hard - a few more checkins and you could be back on top... - foursquare

I was Mayor of my local Wal-Mart.

So?

So, the funny thing is this. Until The other day I was really already tired of FourSquare because I seemed to be the only person in my area using it, and that means I was pretty much winning everything all the time. Just as I was about ready to end it all, FourSquare made me a Super User - Level 1.

What does that mean?

Super User - Level 1 lets you edit other people's venues, and is only a few promotions away from Admin when you get to create badges...

Badges?

Yes, badges. When certain criteria are met you get badges and apparently you can add new badges if you are an active enough player.

So now that I have been notified that I can become and Admin (if I keep playing) and now that I have been removed from Mayorship, well... I have to start playing harder.

So if you follow my @twitter I am sorry about the double tweets from FourSquare.

BTW - If you have an iPhone or Android based phone, you should play FourSquare :D