The Foursquarian Candidate Could Make You Mayor of Chicago

 - Oct 8, 2010
References: foursquariancandidate & mashable
Just when you thought politics couldn't get any more ridiculous, along comes The Foursquarian Candidate. This site is offering people a chance to get their name on the mayoral ballot for Chicago by becoming virtual mayor of the City of Chicago - Mayoral HQ on Foursquare.

Whoever is virtual mayor of Chicago by Halloween will become The Foursquarian Candidate. This candidate will have the full backing of digital marketing firm Proximity (the team behind the contest), which will do whatever it takes to get the winner on the ballot. American politics meet social media. You gotta love it.