The location-based company launched an “explore” feature for smartphones last March, and the feature has now migrated to desktops, which allows users to discover new places based on other users’ recommendations and check-ins.
Foursquare Explores Social Search - Website Magazine - Website Magazine
Foursquare has distinguished itself as perhaps the most innovative Web 3.0 company. With their movement in to social search the integration of geo-location and social graph data has taken a major step forward, and we see this as the start of the next big thing in Search: geo-social search. We on the clima.me project are hopping that our tools will provide this search, but we have a pretty tall mountain to climb with Foursquare now in the game.