For the past few months, foursquare users have been able to associate a link with tips they leave. It’s a great way to share a link to an events calendar, a menu or an article about a venue. Unfortunately, the new design has made it a little more difficult. The new box on each venue page that makes it easy to add tips doesn’t offer an option to add a link.
Luckily, the old system for adding tips is still active. You can access it via the “Add Things” link at the top of every page or by adding the venue ID to the end of this URL:
The links you add are available from the venue page on the foursquare website and from the mobile apps. In the iPhone app, at least, there’s no way to know there’s a link attached to a tip until you actually click on the tip. I usually add a [LINK] pointer at the end of the tip so other users will know there’s a link included.
I also try to make sure the link is to content that’s mobile compatible. An iPhone user, for instance, is going to get annoyed if you send them a link to a Flash video.