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.
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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.