A little under a year ago, we created the Foursquarian Candidate. Here, real-life mayoral candidates in Chicago could become mayor on a designated location on foursquare, endearing themselves to younger, digitally savvy voters in the process. A lot of people played along, but the man who went on to win the election, Rahm Emanuel, never did.
As Mashable reported today, Rahm is now on foursquare, using the geo-locational network to in order to "leverage new technologies to celebrate Chicago’s diversity and drive interest in small businesses.”
Can we take credit for spurring the mayor into action? Yes we can. We can take full credit, in fact. Rahm, just let us know when you need other ideas. We have a few.
Check out the project video here: