Yesterday, Foursquare, a location-based social networking application, announced that it is making some big changes. In its announcement, Foursquare claims that it is moving toward a more unique and personalized local search capability for users.
"[Local search] doesn't get you, and, as a result, everyone gets the same one-size-fits-all results. Why should two very different people get the same recommendations when they visit Paris? Or the same list of places when they’re looking for a bar? We’re about to change that."
The biggest changes Foursquare has planned for its immediate future include:
Introduction of its new check-in app, Swarm. When current Foursquare users download Swarm, it will automatically synch up to your Foursquare account. Swarm offers much of the same functionality that Foursquare's check-in system offered - however, now you have the ability to turn on neighborhood sharing and create plans with friends. Neighborhood sharing shows you what peo...