Visualization: Foursquare Check-ins Across the Globe

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The social geolocation service Foursquare created this data visualization of a week's worth of check-ins around the world. They color-code different categories of locations, like nightlife and home/work, so that the shifting color patterns reveal who's doing what, when. The company is celebrating their recent achievement of counting over a billion check-ins.

It's a beautiful visualization, though not without its own creepy implications. I recommend watching it full screen in HD.

Video via AKA Media System.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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