four days ago, Foursquare announced they were freezing (traditional) mayorships in preparation for the release of their new app, Swarm, and the new version of mayors (read more about that on that link). while I love Foursquare for being a history of my whereabouts, so say, i know when i last got a haircut, being mayor (and getting a mayorship) was always something special to me.
I got my Reykjavik Harbor check-in just in the nick of time, the day before they stopped the ousting of mayors in the current Foursquare app.
the Harbor mayorship took me seven days to win — and while it may seem like a ridiculous goal (and feat), it does have meaning for me — like all of my international mayorships. sure, it probably simply means no one there is as Foursquare crazy as i am but i’d like to think it also shows a bit of permanence in my travels, both physical in terms of my being present there like a local for a prolonged period of time, and intangible since it’s like a little souvenir that doesn’t take up space or gather dust on the shelves. it’s like i was able to finally leave a trace of myself somewhere, even if ephemeral and digital.
so a final shout out to my international mayorships, may you forever live in infamy (and in my heart):
- Retail / Dining