City of Brussels on Foursquare
The City of Brussels wants to be a pioneer in the digital innovation at the service of its citizens. That's why on the initiative of Karine Lalieux, the Alderwoman of ICT, the City just created its page on Foursquare, the social network of geolocation. It is the first official page on this social network managed by a municipal administration in Belgium.
What is Foursquare? If Facebook says "what I like and what I do" and Twitter expresses "what I think", then Foursquare is the equivalent of "where I am". In this way, Foursquare indicates the interesting places nearby and those visited by your friends. It looks like a "Social City Guide": a little guide co-created by the users, with their recommendations.
The City of Brussels is henceforth "an owner" of 70 pages listed on Foursquare about the buildings of the City (museums, libraries, municipal buildings). By its status, the City ensures the reliability of the information on Foursquare. "The objective of this step is to ensure a quality information and an update of the information on this social network. On Foursquare, the users can advise certain places and create them if they don’t exist yet. By managing the pages of buildings connected to the City of Brussels, we watch over the fact that this information is reliable, thus avoiding disappointment of the visitors", says Karine Lalieux, Alderwoman of ICT at the City of Brussels.Read more...