A Time Machine with 4SQ data

The guys at Foursquare are known for their awesome data visualization. Foursquare began its life as a way to see what your friends are up to, but it has quickly evolved into a artificial intelligence / recommendation engine that knows you and your surroundings. Location and detecting patterns based on socially generated data are key to the company. With over 4 billion check-ins they sitting on a huge pile of SoLoMo data.

A few months ago I wrote a post called BIG DATA IN THE BIG APPLE: UNDERSTANDING NEW YORK USING MILLIONS OF FOURSQUARE CHECK-INS, here they visualized NYC check-ins that show how people flow to the city. Now they have this new dataviz-toy: Time Machine.

A visualization of your personal check-ins trough time. At the end you get this personal infographic. If your are a 4SQ-user, hop in the time machine. Here’s mine:


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