Foursquare Sees Most Signups Ever After Facebook Places Launch

Posted: August 21, 2010 in Advertising & Marketing, Mobile, Social Media & Networking, Technology

Foursquare Sees Most Signups Ever After Facebook Places Launch

For those wondering how Facebook’s recently announced Places functionality would effect other LBS apps, it was announced yesterday that Foursquare saw its most new-user signups ever — just one day after Facebook launched a similar concept.

Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley tweeted yesterday in reference to the milestone saying; “Just heard from @HarryH that today was @foursquare’s biggest day ever in terms of new user signups.”  HarryH refers to Foursquare’s engineering lead Harry Heymann.  While I assumed the launch of Places would have a positive effect on the likes of Foursquare, Gowalla and the rest, I didn’t think it would be so substantial so quickly. (check out the rest of the story)

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