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Foursquare reaches 10-million users [Infographic]

recently marked its 10-million user mark. After three years of check-ins the popular location-based service can finally step foot in the playground with social media giants. To celebrate reaching 10-million, the service created an animated infographic (below) to chronicle its journey to 10-million.

The infographic provides a timeline of Foursquare’s steady growth from its 2009 inception to date. It also lists the most popular places US citizens check-in. Banks, convenience stores and retail outlets topped the list.

In early 2010 the site registered 358-million check-ins outside the US, while the second half 2010 saw one million people check-in Sao Paulo and 1 105 check-ins in beer halls in Germany.

Foursquare also measured the level happiness in New York, London and Hong Kong based on words people used when they sent out a “shout” — a locationless expression — on Foursquare. Based on sites analysis, people are generally happy on Foursquare.

Users have also shared their special moments on Foursquare, including weddings and birth announcements. The site registered 6 350 weddings and 1 061 birth announcements.

With 78 387 mayors and one of them the real life New York City mayor, Mike Bloomberg, Foursquare seems to be growing as a possible strong contender in the social media field. There is competition in the form of Facebook places and Gowalla.

Author | Mich Atagana

Mich Atagana
Mich started out life wanting to be a theoretical physicist but soon realized that mathematics was required. So, she promptly let go of that dream. She then decided that law might be the best place for her talents, but with too many litigation classes missed in favour of feminist... More