Hi, my name is Simon, and I’m a Foursquare addict. I check in at most places. Airports, train stations, bars, shops, and never fail to get a raised eyebrow from friends and colleagues. Foursquare is a game. You get points for checking in, and you puff out your chest with pride when you acquire a new mayorship. But for me, I stopped viewing it as a game many years ago. For me, it was a travel diary. A memory system. A tool to log where I went, how far I’d travelled and to research bars and restaurants in places I’d never visited before.
Step forward the Foursquare Time Machine. I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. At first there was Weeplaces.com, a brilliant Foursquare visualisation tool. I first used it back in 2011, and loved it. So much so, I even made a video about it on my own blog. But Weeplaces was no longer maintained and it made me sad. That all changed with the Foursquare Time Machine.
As of today, I can re-live every check in I’ve ever made. I was like a kid in a sweet shop. I clicked ‘See My Stats‘, and was presented with a beautiful visualisation.
Give it a try yourself – https://foursquare.com/timemachine.