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I only used foursquare because Gowalla folded, I say to the void, as no one knows what Gowalla was

@Pixley Gowalla was a check-in app that existed from 2007 to 2012, but it was specifically geared towards collecting “stamps” from tourist attractions—they had beautiful custom little art so it was like having a little digital passport. I liked it a lot but they got aquihired by Facebook. I remember they had different stamps for every part of the DC zoo

@Pixley you wouldn’t check in to, like, your local bodanga, but it was a fun way to keep track of your travels before Instagram

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