Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:20 PM | Contributed by Jeff
The magic of Harry Potter has boosted attendance at Universal Studios theme parks across the country, with millennials in particular falling under the spell of the boy wizard. That is the main conclusion from a study of foot traffic data collected by Foursquare, the tech company known for social media and check-in apps used by 50 million people a month.
Read more from The LA Times.
In other news, water is still wet.
Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."
Alternative headline "Potter Land visited by Potter Fans"
I think the real surprise here is that people still use Foursquare. As soon as they split the functionality between two apps I dropped it and never gave it another shot, as did most of the people I know.
I've never understood the desire to publicly post where you are. It's like saying, "Hey, feel free to rob my house!" At least on FB you can narrow it to your friends. And if they rob you, well, you need better friends.
I know somebody who got completely cleaned out because their stupid granddaughter posted "Grandparents gone for the week! I'm going to hang out at Stephanie's! Don't tell!" on Facebook.
I never tell The Facebook that I left the house until I get back. Also, I don't want people to know where I am so they can stalk me. Foursquare is stupid.
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