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.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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