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.
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.