How Foul-Mouthed Are L.A. Foursquare Users?
Out of an attempt to make use of all the data logged into social networking application Foursquare comes this fun bit of global info. To test how their wealth of data is stored and sorted, Foursquare took a look at the number of tips left at venues that contain a swear word. The result is a ranking deemed a list of the 20 "Rudest Cities" according to Foursquare. And where the #$%&@! does Los Angeles fit in?
In the list of 20, L.A. comes in at number 15, although our friends in Riverside came in at number 5. Outranking us in rudeness, too, is Venice at number 9, though they aren't actually a separate city from L.A. (you effing Venice snobs!). Also beating us in in SoCal are Orange (#10), Culver City (#13) and Fullerton (#14). So while we aren't as rude as the people in Manchester, UK at number 1, Californian Foursquare users are, on the whole, pretty damn rude.
It really shouldn't be that surprising. If we go by the data used by Travel + Leisure last fall to rank US cities in several categories, Angelenos are unfriendly...and kinda stupid.