"I wouldn't say that in Bloomington. I could think of quite a few other places I would find ruder than good ol' Bloomington in the midwest," said one resident.
Yeah, that's what we thought too. So we investigated. The New York based Foursquare analyzed the language in the posts and found an exceedingly high number of curse words. Hence the label. But fourth worst? In the world?
"That is ludicrous. How dare you accuse us. Ha ha, sorry," another Bloomington resident said.
We went to the Convention and Visitors Bureau, which works hard to make Bloomington a welcoming place.
"I look at that. It doesn't make me happy," said Director Mike McAffee.
McAffee knew about the Foursquare analytics but just as quickly shrugged them off.
"Very young market, college market, I just chalk it up to that, just students doing that, checking in. I think it's what Foursquare thinks is an effective way to promote Foursquare," he added.
The Mayor of Bloomington is scheduled to deliver the "State of the City" address Wednesday night. Will there be a mention of the Foursquare label? Maybe not but don't expect any obesenities in the speech.
In case you were wondering, Foursquare gives the number one ranking to Manchester, England. Two more U.S. cities come next: (2) El Paso, Texas and (3) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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