Newsletter signup:

The business of social media marketing, storytelling and gamification

Social Business

Integrating social business thinking and technologies throughout the enterprise.

Social Analytics

The business of social media listening, understanding and reputation


Social media meets social responsibility.

Social Commerce

Where social media relationships translate into transactions

Home » News, Social Media News

Population of Foursquare tops 10 million shiny, happy people

Submitted by on June 21, 2011 – 9:53 am3 Comments

Where has all the happiness in the world gone? We’re not too sure, but one place we’d suggest you look is on the Foursquare network, which just announced it’s surpassed 10 million users. In a blog post, Foursquare provides a black-on-white infographic that reveals some of the less banal check-in events (new babies vs., say, the OMG! Starbucks Frappuccino’s) and this little tidbit: Foursquare users are a pretty damn cheery lot.

How annoyingly cheery, you ask? Yay!‘s outscore Ugh!‘s by a six to one margin, Foursquare reports. And we see that New York chalks up far more awesome‘s than London. Really, New Yorkers? Your runnings-around-town inspire nothing less than awe? That’s a pretty high bar. Incidentally, what’s better than awesome? Shock-and-awe-some? (Don’t mind me. I hate the word “awesome.”)

As you might be able to tell, I’m not a Foursquare user. I grumble every time I see a friend or contact halfway around the world tell me they’ve just checked in to a Starbucks or the gym or somebody’s wedding whom I’ve never met. I guess you could call me a grumpy person, one of the 6 billion or so who haven’t yet signed up to Foursquare.

But I would be remiss if I were to not congratulate Foursquare on its impressive growth. Last August, we reported they hit 3 million, at their 18-month-anniversary. In the next ten months, they’ve more than tripled to today’s tally. Not bad.


Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.