In Brief

Social media site allowed U.S. voters to earn points by checking into poll booths.

Location-based social media site encouraged tech-savvy enthusiasts with ‘civic duty’ points to vote during Election Day in the U.S. Foursquare users discovered the pleasant reward when they checked into poll booths on 8 November.

Last year, Foursquare initiated a similar function where voters who checked-in during Election Day received a ‘I Voted’ badge to let friends know that they voted. Last year, Eric Friedman who works for Foursquare in business development commented on the success of the voting feature:

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