We all see the occasional check-in on our social networks of choice, but Foursquare took a whole year of them, and crammed them into one glorious minute of glowing information. The whole mess of data is condensed down into a color-coded 24-hour span so you can see how people—Foursquarers at least—dart around their…
If you plotted out all the check-ins made on Foursquare, you should be able to get a pretty good handle on the geographic layout of a city. It's like modern day map making or check-in cartography. So do you think you can recognize a city just by its Foursquare check-ins?
IMDB has an updated iPhone app out today which is cool and fine, but one peculiar addition is the ability to "check-in" and share whatever movie or TV show you're watching. I mean, whatever, Foursquare and Facebook and Yelp were fine, but at what point does the whole check-in trend become overkill? Does every special…
Google Maps for Android just received a slight update that includes adding ‘check in' and review buttons to Place pages, an option to edit addresses for Latitude, and redesigned transit station pages.
Douglas Wheelock, a NASA astronaut, just checked into the International Space Station. On foursquare. In outer space. The feat netted him the NASA Explorer Badge, which I'm sure is the ultimate validation for a real astronaut.
If you needed a reminder of why you're wary of location-based services, here's one: A (thankfully good-intentioned) hacker was able to snag data from some 870,000 Foursquare check-ins—even ones set only to be visible to friends.