After 2,240 check-ins, 669 photos, 106 tips, 46 badges, and 21 mayorships, I deleted my Foursquare account.
I explained my reasons on their deletion form:
“You lost me by splitting into two apps. I don’t want two apps. I want one app.”
“I never used Foursquare to find places; I used and still use Yelp.”
“I used Foursquare for the function that is now on Swarm. But considering I have more local and regional friends on Facebook than on Swarm; my productivity will increase by using Facebook than Foursquare.”
“It’s been a fun ride with you; but time to delete my account.”
Because I was using it less and less in recent months — and for the reasons elaborated above about the company’s decision to split Foursquare and create Swarm — it was time to sever ties.