Over the last year Foursquare’s data base has grown from one million venues to more than 15 million. At the same time, according to watchdog blog About Foursquare, the number of active superusers, who help to clean and organize this data, has actually declined.
Once upon a time very active users were promoted to Read More
A new study from Comscore finds that one in five smartphone users access check in services through their device. That five times the activity found by Forrester Research in a report they put together last summer.
Millions of people check in to services like Foursquare, Facebook, Yelp, Gowalla and Twitter every day. If local merchants knew where these users were, who they were talking to and what they liked, they could reach out to bring in new customers.
But your average restaurant owner doesn’t have time to learn and monitor multiple Read More
A lot of New York’s heavy Foursquare users pride themselves on their adventurous and wide ranging check ins. But across the pond, the Lincoln Social Computing Research Center has mashed up public data with Foursquare check ins to show U.K. users what just how dangerous their daily lives, as measured by location based activity, really are. Read More