In 2009, foursquare put themselves on the digital map at the annual SXSW interactive conference. The event was the launching pad for a year of significant growth for the location-based social network.
Flash forward four years and foursquare is all grown up, has 25 million users and 1 million businesses on board and is a major player in the local search and discovery world, in addition to social media. Despite all this success, foursquare hasn’t forgotten their roots and are still regular SXSW participants each year.
foursquare just released their 2013 SXSW badges, so if you are lucky enough to be heading to Austin, you will again be able to unlock exclusive badges this year. Here are the foursquare SXSW badge details:
How to Unlock: Check in to the Austin Convention Center.
Message: Howdy, sheriff! Welcome to SXSW 2013! Have fun out there, and be sure to check out foursquare.com/bestof for a list of the spots people love most in Austin. Because there’s never a bad time to eat a breakfast taco…
Be Part of the Newest Social Network That Everyone is Talking About!.
How to Unlock: Check in to three places on this list.
Message: You went beyond continental breakfasts and convention center coffee and checked in at three of the places people love most in Austin! Now that you’re an expert, leave some tips for the noobs.
How to Unlock: Check in to the IFC Crossroads House @ Vice Bar.
How to Unlock: Check in to music-related places in Austin late night.
In addition to these new badges, foursquare took to their blog last night to offer up their own tips on SXSW parties, hotspots and deals. If you are attending, this is a must read.
Image Credit: foursquare