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New York: A Game of Risk?

Some of you may be users of an application called FourSquare, which lets you check into locations and earn points and badges, and also see which friends are nearby. A group of users in New York have created an alternate version which turns the five boroughs into a giant game of Risk. Swear allegiance to one of the neighborhoods, then each time you check in at a location, it’s like you’ve placed a little plastic man in that corner of the “country”. An interesting way to get people more invested in using FourSquare, for sure, but will it overcome the concerns of people who don’t like sharing their physical location with the internet?

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