A piece on the joys and pitfalls of Foursquare identifies one of its primary tensions: the fight over mayorships.
For the uninitiated, Foursquare, the app that allows users to check in at locations and locate friends (hopefully), awards badges for regular attendance at venues. If you're the most frequent flyer, you become "Mayor." And these honorary titles can become ...hotly contested. Writing in today's New York Times, Jenna Wortham reports,