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Foursquare's Swarm App Tells Your Friends Generally Where You Are

Foursquare is about to radically change the way you use it faltering service — or at least, that’s what it hopes to do with a forthcoming app called Swarm. The new app will be centred around a more general idea of where your friends are, rather than a specific spot on a map.


What Would A City Based On Your Foursquare Data Look Like?

Most cities evolved based on centuries of complex economic and cultural forces. But what would it look like if that process were reversed? That’s the concept behind Generating Utopia, a program that turns a user’s location-based data into a sprawling, Rio de Janeiro-style cityscape.


Foursquare Now Has Ads

Next time you check in at a cafe, you might see an ad. As expected, Foursquare has just rolled out ads to its mobile apps.


Foursquare's Time Machine Visualises All Your Check-Ins

If there’s one thing Foursquare actually does right, it’s fantastic visualisations of where we’ve all collectively checked-in. The latest, called the Time Machine, focuses squarely on you and not everyone.


Your Year In Foursquare Checkins, Visualised

Foursquare just launched a neat new tool that allows you to view the last year of your life in Foursquare check-ins. Don’t worry! It’s more than a depressingly reductive view of your life as the summation of activities on a social network. It’s actually really cool.


Watch An Entire Year Of Foursquare Check-Ins Light Up NYC And Tokyo

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 colour-coded 24-hour span so you can see how people — Foursquarers at least — dart around almost ceaselessly, only stopping to rest in the most wee hours of the morning.


Can You Recognise A City By Its Foursquare Check-Ins?

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 recognise a city just by its Foursquare check-ins?


Who Does Facebook Search Screw The Most?

Graph Search is a dramatic new way to browse Facebook. But its implications spill over its rivals — which companies lose the most?


How To Protect Your Privacy On Foursquare

As of January 28, Foursquare will divulge more of your private information to complete strangers. If that freaks you out, it’s time to lockdown your privacy. Fortunately, it’s very easy.


Here's A Map Of Everyone Who Insisted On Using Foursquare While They Voted

It’s election day in the US! Which means a deluge of social media updates about politics. But along with the insufferable comes some sorta-cool-and-not-quite-totally-insufferable, like this map of everyone who checks in to Foursquare with #ivoted for an I Voted badge. [Ivotedmap]