If you have followed me you probably know how much I don’t like foursquare since my twitter stream was filled up with people they were announcing they are “Mayors” . Since that post it has grown to 10 million users. Not bad but I can safely say that the first victim of the Google+ entrance into social media will be Foursquare. Sorry all you virtual mayors out there it seems you all just became lame duck politicians just wasting time.
Today Google+ which has an amazing smart phone app already announced they bought The Dealmap. The Dealmap comes with 2 million users which is 1/5th of what Foursquare has. Not a bad head start for Google+ if they add this to their app in the “Nearby” section it will destroy Foursquare.
The other night I was walking down the street in NYC and was explaining to my friend how the Google+ Android app works. As we were walking down the street I said to her that if we wanted to see what people nearby were having for dinner we could just get that information with a few clicks. Next thing I knew we found a nice vegan restaurant that had a raving review by some Google+ users. I am sure that once Google+ decides to add a deal into the mixture it will be the end of Foursquare, at least as we know it.
Google+ at last report had about 20 million users already on Google+ This is a great starting point for advertisers that are already working with Google, I am sure that it is only a matter of time before they add deals to the Google+ smart phone app.