I’ve found foursquare’s lists to be incredibly useful for sharing things to do around town. I’ve created lists of places to photograph, things to do at Christmas and even a list of locations where Rain Man was filmed. The one thing I’ve wanted, though, was a way to embed those lists in a blog post or website.
It turns out I’m not the only one. The Swiss Army knife of foursquare websites, 4sqmap, released today a beta version of a tool that will allow you to embed your lists on any site. It’s an easy way for people to browse all those tips and photos you’ve worked so hard to curate.
There are two different versions available. One shows just the map, while the other lists all the venues and tips in a sidebar to the left of the map. Clicking the venue icons on either one shows the tips and photos associated with that venue on your list.
The directions are easy to follow. Just copy and paste the code and insert your list ID where indicated.
This is a perfect way to highlight a group of places in a blog post, whether you’re a regular foursquare user or not. Foursquare’s lists are easy to create and these maps are incredibly easy to incorporate into a post. When you link to them and users follow them, they offer the added bonus of pinging readers whenever they’re near one of the spots thanks to foursquare’s Radar feature.
What’s your favorite list you’ve created? Where will you embed it with this tool?