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June 23, 2011

Foursquare Hits 10M Users Grows at 1000%

The Geolocation social Network Foursquare yesterday announced that they have reached 10 Million members, and . To commemorate  this occassion released this infographic for the occasion.

                                     

Among the important insights  from the  Infographic

  • There have been 4.7 million check-ins on "Main Street."

  • The businesses with the most check-ins in their respective categories were: Target (retail), 7-Eleven (convenience stores), Old Navy (apparel), Bank of America (hot dog sta—er, banks), and Home Depot (home-related stores).

  • For every one "ugh" shout (a message that gives both text and a moodlet), there are six "Yay!" shouts.

  • Mike Bloomberg, the real Mayor of New York City, is also the foursquare mayor of the New York City Hall.
Foursquare's celebrations continued with the release of foursquare 3.2  for the iPhone, touting much faster check-ins, and today will formally announce a partnership with American Express "to offer discounts to cardholders when they check in on their cellphone at certain shops and restaurants."

  List of Awards Won by Foursquare Awards

  • In 2010, foursquare was named a runner-up in the T3 Gadget Awards 2010 as the App of the Year.

  • In August 2010, the company was a finalist in Lead411's New York City Hot 125.
  • In April 2010, foursquare received a Webby Award as one of the best mobile social networks.

  • In March 2010, Foursquare was nominated for the 13th annual SXSW Web Awards in the Mobile Category.

  • Foursquare was named a 2011 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in the Information Technology  and new media category