Yesterday we blogged about Facebook’s removal of Places from their mobile app, basically giving up the fight against foursquare for a check-in based social media site. However, in a new article by Fast Company, this may not be the case entirely. The social networking giant has now partnered with Ticketmaster, allowing you to see where your friends are sitting at a concert and then buy tickets near them. Nathan Hubbard, CEO of Ticketmaster, wants a “a ticket to represent much more than access to an event. It should be part of a bigger experience that encompasses weeks or months of anticipation to see a favorite band and then a period of reliving the show with other fans.” This could very much be the thing to do that.
With the new Event feature, this would always work flawlessly on foursquare. After all, the entire social media venture revolves around checking into venues, events, and sharing this news with fellow attendees. Perhaps that is the next step for foursquare, but either way, we dig this feature.
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