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The Onion takes on location-based social networking tool Foursquare, media

The Onion, always a fountain of mirth, has a great article taking shots at both Foursquare and media coverage of new media.


"Although it recently hit the million-user mark, Foursquare has yet to approach the vast subscriber base of Facebook and Twitter. But that all could change as people become increasingly reliant on the…okay, here, here, let me sum up this whole 'news' story for you: Aging, scared newspapermen throw themselves at the latest mobile technology trend in a humiliatingly futile attempt to remain relevant."

As usual with Onion articles, not for those easily offended.

New Social Networking Site Changing The Way Oh, Christ, Forget It

(Oh, and that's a real photo of Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley. Seriously.)

If you're interested in checking out a more straightforward story about Foursquare, you can do so with this New York Times article.

Face-to-Face Socializing Starts With a Mobile Post

(via Ana Marie Cox's Twitter)

(Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Hubert Burda Media)