Social Media Guru Robbed After Using Foursquare

19 Feb
February 19, 2010

Social media experts across the planet were shocked when they learned that one of their own was robbed after using Foursquare, the location-based social networking game.  It seems that the new service is to blame. helps robbers locate people who constantly tell everyone when they are away from home and, as such, deserve to be robbed.  For the shocking truth about this new service as documented by Mashable, click here.

It’s not clear whether Princess Tweep, who is best known as a leading #FunAgent, should be laughing or crying after robbers stole her relationship baggage from the closet in her guest bedroom.

“That baggage was with me for a long time. And, it’s played an important role in preventing me from moving forward with my life,” said Princess Tweep in a rare interview.

Witnesses say that Tweep might have been asking for this to happen since she invited robbers to take the relationship baggage earlier in the week.

“It was just a joke” said Tweep, defending her actions. “Everyone was doing it.”

So what precisely happened?

“Well, I was ‘checking in’ on Foursquare all over town today. I know it’s risky — but I lost one of my mayorships last week and I’m not going to let that happen again.” said Tweep. “Foursquare is very competitive.”

“When I came home, the door was ajar. It was strange, because I felt a little lighter, almost euphoric, upon entering the house – like a big weight was lifted off my shoulders.”

“I was overjoyed to finally be rid of all this baggage…until I realized they forgot something. I feel like the robbers were taunting me,” she said. “It’s just cruel to leave this behind.”

In a televised plea, Princess Tweep begged the robbers to come back and take the last remaining bag. “I’m happy to have it delivered to you. Just tweet me your location. No questions asked.”

Ironically, it’s Princess Tweep who may get the last laugh as the secondary market for relationship baggage is quite limited.  Said the Police Chief, “Chances are they will have trouble offloading it, and it’ll end up screwing up their lives like it did hers.”

When asked if the robbery will change her behavior in the future, Tweep replied:

“Yes, absolutely, next time I asked to be robbed, I’ll be more clear in my Tweets, so they do a better job..”


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17 replies
  1. Marisa Birns says:

    Hilarious! I mean really, really hilarious!

    Ahem. Oh. Sorry for your not-loss.

    The cat? Loving its helpful asides!

  2. Danny Brown says:

    This. Is. Simply. Brilliant.

    You have a new fan and subscriber, and I’m going to be spending a bit of time here going through your other posts. Thank you for the hearty chuckle 🙂

  3. princess tweep says:

    Thanks so much for your comments. I’m glad YOU thought it was funny. I’m back in therapy. 🙂

  4. princess tweep says:

    As I said on YOUR blog, you are #dabomb. Love that you “get it” and I’ll do my best to keep you laughing. Cheers! and *hugs*

  5. stéphane says:

    Love the way you to take it 😉

    By the way, the slot to rob a non-foursquare user is from: 9am to 12am and 2pm to 5pm… Monday to Friday… 😉 I do agree that foursquare increase the amount of information about where we are (and where we are not)… But in an other hand, there is more probability to find “geeks” in foursquare members that in the average population. So the risk for robbers to face IP cameras or other surveillance stuff is higher in a foursquare’s user place 😉 Then, I would say to be away from home doesn’t mean that nobody is at home… whatever the “Nobody” is human or digital…

  6. Christina says:

    This is fantastic. Thanks to Lauren Fernandez for passing it along. You’ve got a new reader, great morning laugh.

  7. Michelle Mangen says:

    Oh yeah, I’ve been through four of your posts now and I’m totally subscribing….providing I can get you delivered to my inbox via email!

  8. Keith @ Fareham Driving School says:

    This is hilarious, fancy giving so much detail out over the web, it’s asking for trouble.

  9. El Edwards says:

    Timeless. I love it! Just what was needed for early on a grey Tuesday morning (and thanks must go to Michelle Mangen for linking here on her blog just now.)

    El x

  10. Ana Lucia Novak says:

    This truly made my day – meaning I’m laughing, but on another thought I would never egg on a robber, and I have made it a habit of checking in “after” .

  11. Nick Roy says:

    Are you kidding me? There is a website called This type of website should not be allowed. The hosting company should take a socially responsible stance and shut down this type of website. Many hosting companies have in the terms of service that the customer shall not publish anything unlawful. This is blatantly unlawful as it is helping criminals. Does anybody know who the hosting company is for this website? I think we all need to ban together and put pressure on them to shut down this website as being a violation of their terms of service. Shame on them for allowing this type of website to exist.

  12. Nick Roy says:

    Also, shame on all the other who commented who are thinking it is hilarious and funny. If it happened to you, you would not be laughing. Where are your morals?

  13. princess tweep says:

    Dear Nick Roy, er, um, sorry, but I think you missed the point! (hint: this is a satire blog.) Love, Princess Tweep.

  14. Jay_sportoboots says:

    hahahha, got to say i enjoyed your post. Thanks very much, I find all this ‘checking in’ on foursquare, frankly stupid and ridiculous. Great post though.

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