The Onion Says What We’re All Thinking About Foursquare

Foursquare is a new social networking service which allows users to broadcast their location and earn perks from the businesses they frequent. But you probably already knew that. You’ve probably already read 20 articles on a service you will never use. The Onion has written one more:

Although it recently hit the million-user mark, Foursquare has yet to approach the vast subscriber base of Facebook and Twitter. But that all could change as people become increasingly reliant on the… okay, here, here, let me sum up this whole “news” story for you: Aging, scared newspapermen throw themselves at the latest mobile technology trend in a humiliatingly futile attempt to remain relevant.

The current mayor of her local coffee shop and the young woman we’ve selected to represent young people everywhere, Jen Galanos, 26, has so far earned a free cappuccino and two hours of Wi-Fi. But while she likes the rewards, she said they’re only a fringe benefit of an application that, as we suspected, The New York Times has already creamed its jeans and tripped all over itself in a rush to cover.

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