An article published today by satirical newspaper The Onion basically lights a giant fire of derision under The New York Times and any other publication to ever have written about iPhones, Foursquare, and all that nonsense (FishbowlNY included, we’re ashamed to say).
“New Social Networking Site Changing The Way Oh, Christ, Forget It: Let Someone Else Report on This Bullshit” features the writing of a reporter who’s clearly over the whole mobile-device/social gaming beat:
By “checking in,” users can earn tangible, real-world rewards. For instance, the Foursquare user with the most points at any given venue earns the designation of “mayor” and can receive discounts, free food, or other prizes that, quite honestly, we’re thoroughly disgusted with ourselves for having actually researched.
The best part: the article ends with a link to an actual Times piece that follows the same ridiculous format.