Foursquare Will Help You Cope With Election Day

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By Cooking Panda

In case you didn’t realize, Election Day is November 8, and it’s approaching fast. Whether you’re on one side or the other, you’re probably feeling pretty anxious about the outcome.

The best thing to do after voting is probably to stop and grab a drink. We’ll most likely all need one, and according to Huffington Post, Foursquare has us covered. The company has developed a map, from which you can enter your home address and then the map reveals all of the nearest bars. This should come in handy when you’re just too anxious to watch polling results and you need to take the edge off.

Currently, some states aren’t on the map yet, but don’t fret if this affects you. States such as Vermont, Maine, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire will be added once the polling data has been collected. You can count on Foursquare.

If you’re not sure about the company’s accuracy, you need only know that Foursquare, according to Wersm (We are Social Media), is “the number one social geo-localization service and as such it maintains a database of over 60 million venues.”

It works similarly to other crowd-sourced data sets, like Quora, Stack Overflow and Amazon in the way that it assigns “superusers” based on their actions and tenure on the app. This means that just as superusers are rewarded, malicious users are punished by the company. Because of the algorithms in place and the user accountability system, Foursquare’s “database is probably one of the most accurate crowd-sourced way[s] to locate any business in the world.”

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Wow, that’s impressive. It also means that you can trust Foursquare to know your polling place and accurately provide you with that information. Once you’ve got that down, you can also count on the app to point out all nearby watering hole locations accurately. That should help you cope with the rest of your Election Day 2016, which will undoubtedly be a very bad day for about half of the United States’ population, whichever way it goes.

You better believe I’ll be doing my due diligence and researching where I’ll be going.

Sources: Huffington Post, Wersm / Photo credit: Buffalo Wild Wings/Instagram

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