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Friday, September 27, 2013

Watch a Day in the Life of S.F. Through Foursquare Check-Ins

Posted By on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

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Like they did with New York and Tokyo earlier in the year, Foursquare has put its check-in data in San Francisco to good use. The company has condensed a years' worth of its check-in data into a single day and visualized it, showing where and when residents of different cities check in to the site.

See also: Yelp's New Wordmaps Show Where to Find Bacon and Yuppies

Check Out This Mesmerizing Video Tracking Foursquare Check-Ins in NYC and Tokyo

San Francisco, it must be said, is less visually interesting than its East Coast counterpart. Maybe just because of its condensed geography -- the FiDi and Union Square are big during the day, the Mission and Castro heat up at night, but they're fairly close to each other so the difference isn't especially noticeable. Plus, we're pretty much all in bed by 2 a.m. (or at least not checking in to Foursquare). Foursquare has also visualized check-ins from other cities around the world, like London, Chicago, and Istanbul. Eater has 'em all in one place.

Foursquare check-ins show the pulse of San Francisco from Foursquare on Vimeo.

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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