In Brief

Foursquare has created levels of tiered access for its users, giving active users more control over the development of the service.

At PSFK we’ve been tracking the emerging practice of creating levels of tiered access for users within social platforms. This is something that Gawker has done recently as covered in our post Open Gawker Site Allows Anyone To Publish Anything;  active members’ submissions go through very little monitoring or are posted right away, while unregistered users’ submissions go through an editing process that can take a couple of days.

Foursquare has adopted this idea to give users more control over the development of the service. The Foursquare team explains this in the email sent out to its new core of superusers:

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