Hello, internet friends!
Today I learned that when you folks send me a nice reply to these emails and insert some nice attachment, (maybe a GIF of a baby hippo?) these files will be removed for some reason. So… I don’t even know if it was a GIF of a baby hippo.
Please send me GIFs of baby hippos.
Plazes, Brightkite, Gowalla, Dopplr… FourSquare?
I am a big fan of these check-in and “hello, here I am” services. But ever since FourSquare changed into Swarm, it just leaves me cold. And mostly because it usually looks like this:
Uhm, yeah. Even though I use it more for myself, this is a bit depressing.
Also, I miss the game aspects of the whole thing. Why would I want to check-in if I can’t be the mayor of something? Or get (completely meaningless) points in exchange for my location data?
And why can’t I be “off the grid” anymore?
Gah, FourSquare. Seriously.
It also doesn’t help that it is highly unlikely that I have working mobile internet at any point here.
Erm, sorry. I am being a bit negative here – of course everything is great, the sun is shining, it’s warm and lovely outside.
Now where are my GIFs of baby hippos? Don’t reply to this email to send them to me. Unless it’s just links to them, I guess.
Have a nice weekend!