Last week, Foursquare announced that it would be splitting its popular location app into two: the regular Foursquare app will turn into more of a Yelp-like review and service application, while a new app, Swarm, will be for checking in to locations and viewing where your friends are.
As Foursquare prepares for the launch of Swarm — and the attempt to migrate current users there — they are making changes to their existing app. The biggest change is to the "Mayorship" feature. The mayor of any location is the person who has checked in there the most in the last sixty days. If you hold the mayorship on a location and someone overtakes the number of times you have checked in, you are "ousted" and they become mayor.
On Friday, Foursquare announced on their blog that "starting today, there will be no more ousting of mayors in the Foursquare app...The Foursquare app, for the time being, will continue to show the mayor as of today, frozen in place." That means the list of mayorships you have on your profile right now is stuck like that, possibly forever. That bar all your friends check into that you finally became the mayor of last night? That's yours to hold onto, forever. And ever.