Should you be checking in on Foursquare?

I wonder, just because you can check in on Foursquare, should you? Users do what they want and “unintended” uses often surface interesting emergent outcomes. I’ve heard of a few situations that make me wonder if there really is no right or wrong way to be using the service…

When mayors don’t matter

I get the feeling that although Foursquare is bigger than ever, its utility has been steadily decreasing as well. The root of this problem is the source of its value: users. Between mayor and superusers, where does the internet thinking we know come into play when thinking about the growing community?