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World's Most Important Travel Innovations: foursquare

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Taking social networking on-the-go to new levels in 2009, the location-based site created by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai expanded the idea of status updates—it’s now a traveler’s instant and personalized Baedeker. You can check in to destinations and get real-time tips about shopping, exploring, and eating. Someone in your network will have the inside track: “Not on the menu, but ask for the tangerine smoothie.” —Aimee Lee Ball

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