Politics lovers who use foursquare, the geosocial mobile app, now can start earning a new badge, the C-SPAN badge. By checking in at five of many pre-designated Washington, D.C. — locations where C-SPAN typically has or sends cameras to cover events, or otherwise are closely connected to national politics — foursquare users will unlock the C-SPAN badge. Checking in at key political sites across the country — such as in Iowa and New Hampshire, locations with early presidential campaign activities which C-SPAN covers– also will count toward earning the C-SPAN badge. Hint for users eager to earn the badge: Many of these locations already have educational C-SPAN tips placed on foursquare. C-SPAN currently uses foursquare in two primary ways:
- C-SPAN provides the public with educational tips about locations which are prominent in national politics, policy, the government, and history, primarily in Washington, D.C.-based sites.
- The C-SPAN Digital Bus checks-in on foursquare from communities it visits across the country.