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This article was published on February 10, 2011

Foursquare wins the Superbowl with over 200,000 check-ins

Foursquare wins the Superbowl with over 200,000 check-ins
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

Foursquarejust posted a set of impressive Superbowl XLV related stats. Last Sunday, Foursquare posted over 200,000 Super Bowl Sunday check-ins from parties around the world.

In four hours it became Foursquare’s most checked into venue ever and the largest online check-in event of all time.

And just like in real life, the Packers won. Packers fans outnumbered their Steelers counterparts. In fact, at no minute during the game was Steeler Nation stronger.

Perhaps most impressive, fans from all 50 states checked in on Foursquare, and 125 countries, including 13 check-ins from the Vatican, proving that the world has embraced American Football (outside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn that is).

In light of all the action, Foursquare’s ‘trending’ server fumbled a bit trying to catch the overwhelming traffic.