I remember when I first started using Foursquare and was checking in at places that I was visiting.

I remember the thrill of being the mayor of a business or event.

Being the Mayor of my church was weird though.

I have started being more selective with my Foursquare check-ins and here’s why:

  1. Being a Mayor isn’t all that exciting anymore.
  2. I have competitors that are friends on Foursquare. Actually it’s the other way around.  They were friends first.  But either way, they don’t need to know what clients and potential clients I am visiting.
  3. The flip side is that I will continue to monitor Foursquare check-ins when I am interested in seeing what my friends are up to and perhaps meet up for a bite or conversation.

I have always been protective of giving away too much information via Location Based Social Media Services.  I am selective as to who I friend on Foursquare and I refuse to use the check-in feature on Facebook.

What about you?