• http://www.tcampbell.net T Campbell

    Possibly because if Foursquare went behind a paywall, it would immediately lose all ability to compete with its rivals and be dead as a service within two years?

    There’s a place for pay content on the Web, but that place is not in a general-audience social service like Foursquare.

    “Would you advertise on Foursquare if it committed suicide?” Yeah, I’d vote no, too.

  • http://www.greggoodson.com GregGoodson

    There’s no way around it, the pie chart in this post is awesome. I had to tweet about it, lol.

  • BradleyT

    There’s a huge difference between taking a survey and saying, “Yeah I’d pay for that” and actually whipping out the credit card and paying for it.

    10% is probably closer to 1%.

  • Matt McGee

    T Campbell — I don’t think the question is about Foursquare going behind a paywall, of course they’d never do that. The question was asking if Foursquare offered tools/features for local businesses at a cost, would they pay for them. And that’s what the local biz owners are saying no to.

  • http://www.tcampbell.net T Campbell

    But that’s not the question being asked in the survey, is it?

  • http://www.tcampbell.net T Campbell

    “If you had to pay for it, would you still use Foursquare?” != “If Foursquare offered some brand-new extra services, would you pay for them?” Occam’s razor would suggest a scenario where Foursquare remains just as it is, only “you have to pay for it.”