Watch New York Flee Sandy On Foursquare

As saltwater poured into Manhattan, Manhattanites fled to higher, electrified ground like Wi-Fi rats. But other than tweets, we had no proof—until now. New Yorkers' Foursquare checkins, charted by the company itself, show a massive exodus northward, out of the Dead Zone and into techie comfort.

The difference of only a few days—from October 27, the Saturday before the storm, and this past Wednesday the 31st once refugees had relocated, is immense. Geek droves poured uptown and into Brooklyn, leaving the powerless stretch beneath 34th Street appropriately bleak for Halloween. Now just wait until an even more impressive Foursquare map after a nuclear war or some viral outbreak. Even more dots!

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