Here’s a thought-provoking piece from The Chronicle of Higher Education regarding the use of Foursquare (and Gowalla and similar apps) in academia.

The story Will Your College Be Covered in Virtual Graffiti? addresses several points, including the possibility that students will post tips – info that some people may perceive as not particularly complimentary – on deans’ offices and other campus venue pages. How might such information impact how the school is perceived by, say, the parents of prospective students?