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foursquare placesI’ve been using Foursquare Check In & Become Mayor of Your Favorite Venues With Foursquare Check In & Become Mayor of Your Favorite Venues With Foursquare Read More for a while now, checking into the places I frequent and sharing my whereabouts with my followers on Twitter. Being that I live in New York City, which was recently proclaimed Twitter capital of the world, Foursquare has become a necessity. The tandem of Twitter and Foursquare has helped me find great places to try out, as well as plenty of nice specials to take advantage of. I’ve checked in at some great spots so far.

But what can I do with all of my check-in data? I’d love to be able to not only see all of the places I’ve checked into, but mark certain ones as my favorites and then use that information to discover even more great venues. Is that too much to ask? I don’t think so, and neither does Scoville.

What Is Scoville?

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Scoville is another one of those great applications that will enhance your Foursquare experience 5 Great Applications That Will Enhance Your Foursquare Experience 5 Great Applications That Will Enhance Your Foursquare Experience Read More . It gives you a fun way to remember, share, and discover places you love.

Our mission is to help our users discover at least one great new place every week. We’ll make it extremely simple for you to share the places you really love, the places you believe the community should know about.

Each and every week, Scoville will take all of the data you share with it and it will create an awesome list of cool places for you to discover. The list will be based on places you’ve already been to and have liked. By the way, this data isn’t just taken from your overall check-in count, it’s also taken from what Scoville calls #TopTuesday.

What Is #TopTuesday?

The first article I ever wrote for MUO covered the topic of hashtags HOW TO: Effectively Use Twitter Hashtags HOW TO: Effectively Use Twitter Hashtags Read More , and that’s what #TopTuesday essentially is. Here’s how it works.


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Every Monday, you’ll use Scoville to look at all of your recent check-ins, and you can go through and pick the places you loved the most. On Tuesday, you can share your #TopTuesday with your friends and followers so they can see what you liked.

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You can use your iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, or other smartphone to contribute to #TopTuesday on the go. Just append the #TopTuesday hashtag whenever you check in or add a tip to an awesome place. Following the hashtag can be a great way to discover places you should visit in your city!

How Do I Start Using Scoville?

To start using Scoville, just head over to their website and sign up. The site is still in beta, but you can sign in with your Foursquare credentials or submit your email address to get on the invite list. Then just watch out for your invite email (I got mine relatively quickly).

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Once you’re in, you can pick your favorite places to be part of your next #TopTuesday, where you can connect via Twitter or Facebook to share them with your friends. As I stated earlier, you can just use the hashtag to automatically add a check-in to your next #TopTuesday.

Are you a Foursquare user? How often do you check in?  Do you think Scoville will enhance your Foursquare experience?  Let us know what you think in the comments.

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  1. Stig Ove Voll
    June 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I just registered on Scoville today and I'm not quite sure what to do with it. Guess it will be hard to get 1,000 users in a small town as Kristiansund, Norway. Wrote about it on my blog, though:

    • Steve Campbell
      June 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Stig!