This hypnotic visualization of Foursquare check-ins shows the pace of life in NYC and Tokyo

This hypnotic visualization of Foursquare check-ins shows the pace of life in NYC and Tokyo

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley has shown off a fascinating visualization that tracks the “pulse” of check-ins in New York City and Tokyo at recent events. The company has now posted the clip online so that we can all enjoy it.

Check-ins are color-coded based on type of venue and then tracked across the time of day. Foursquare used a year’s worth of data for the visualization.

So. Much. Tech.

Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May.

If you want to see more, you can also view check-ins in New York during last year’s Hurricane Sandy.

Foursquare recently marked its four-year anniversary since launching at NY Tech Meetup in 2009. Since then, the company has gone on to record over 3 billion check-ins. Recent iterations of the service have pivoted it toward recommendations and venue discovery as it jockeys with sites like Yelp to become the go-to service for location information. Foursquare has begun monetizing its efforts with new partnerships, including deals with Mastercard and Visa.

Related: F.ounders 2013: Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley wants to give people superpowers and After nearly 3 billion check-ins, Foursquare reveals its top places across the US for 2012

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