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March 4, 2011

The Top 10 Foursquare Badges Infographic

Badges are earned by checking into various venues. Some cities have city-specific badges that can only be earned in a specific city. Foursquare has, however, changed the way they handle badges, and now when a user gains a badge, he or she has the same badges across all cities. Once a badge is earned by a player, it will remain on that user's profile indefinitely.

The Foursquare staff are very secretive about how to unlock many badges. There are a handful of introductory badges that are earned as milestones in usage. Some badges are tied to venue "tags" and the badge earned depends on the tags applied to the venue.

Other badges may be specific to a city, venue, event, or date. Some badges use identical icons, but are earned differently. There are a few badges that are named similarly, but applied differently, specifically Far Far Away, Trifecta and I'm on a Boat. There are no official Foursquare badge list available from, yet a few start up companies have tried to keep the list updated.

On September 23, 2010, Foursquare announced that users can now earn badges for completing tasks as well as  checking in.On October 22, 2010, astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock unlocked the NASA Explorer badge by checking into Foursquare from the International Space Station.

Superuser status:The service provides three levels of "Superuser status" (which is not to be confused with the "Super User" badge). Superuser status is conferred on users who check in frequently or enter new venue information into Foursquare.

Superuser level 1 can edit venue info (address, cross street, phone, Twitter names, map pin location), mark places as "closed", and let Foursquare know about duplicate venues.

Superuser level 2 can edit venues, merge duplicate venue listings, adjust the latitude and longitude of a venue, remove tags, and add venue categories for any venue.

Superuser level 3 adds the ability to create and remove venue aliases, as well as access a "global queue" for the various SU tools, such as merge requests, venues, and suggested address changes; lower level SUs can only access the pending requests in the city they're currently listed as being in.