Jan 22, 2011

UM Go Club on Foursquare and Twitter

Inspired by the idea that people might want to let others know when they are at the go club I registered us with both Foursquare and Twitter.

Foursquare is a location-based service for smartphones. Users "check in" with an app or on the web. Doing this gives you points and badges. Only one person can be the "mayor" of a venue. I just created my own account and I have never checked in anywhere, so I'm not the best person to explain it, but Wikipedia seems to do a decent job. Our foursquare venue id is 14485005. Let's see who becomes mayor!

Twitter is probably familiar to you. Our ID is UMGoClub (so, twitter.com/umgoclub); I've also put the feed on our sidebar (to the left here). Twitter will be useful for making real-time announcements about the club.

Jan 12, 2011

Club news by email

If you have not already, join the club list on Google groups (here). Announcements will come by email and appear online here. I will ask people who plan to come each week to reply to my weekly email (I've changed the settings so they can do this more easily). The meeting on Jan. 12 is canceled. Watch this space for news about next week.