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More on foursquare vs. Facebook

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.

A foursquare post claims 7.5 million users now, and as Business Insider points out, that’s more than double their number of users when Facebook’s Places launched in August.

What location-based platform are you using?


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Foursquare: 3400% growth in 2010

Foursquare’s 2010 was much better than mine.

The location-based mobile service saw an astonishing 3400% growth in the Year of Total Suckage.

That’s a lot of check-ins.

This terrific graphic breaks down the hot spots in travel, dining, art and music, while this blog post, wait. Never mind. The sad-bastard tech writer I was going to link to is just exactly that: a sad-bastard tech writer who doesn’t get Foursquare. Never mind.

Hat tip to @scottdbowers for the heads-up.