Emma Barnett of the UK’s Telegraph talks to foursquare chief Dennis Crowley about the location-based network’s 7-month-old rivalry with Facebook’s Places. Crowleys says Facebook’s no threat to foursquare, which saw a 3400% growth in 2010.
Crowley tells The Telegraph:
We offer a fundamentally different tool to Facebook Places. Facebook is very good at offering its users tools for sharing things online. We are good at facilitating activities offline, once a person has shared their location online. Our primary aim to get people outside and doing more stuff.
I’ll buy that. But I wonder, if Facebook isn’t a threat to foursquare, what about Google?
EARLIER: A Business Insider graph looks at foursquare’s growth.
What location-based platform are you using?