Foursquare hit a big milestone over the weekend: It surpassed the 10 million user mark, becoming the first location-based social network to do so.
The startup, which launched in March 2009, posted the following infographic on its blog to celebrate the announcement Monday:
The infographic highlights, among other things:
- Accelerated growth over time: It took the startup five months to get its first 100,000 users and roughly seven weeks to get its last million.
- Its growing global reach: 358 million checkins have been made outside of the U.S.
- The most popular checkin locations in the U.S.: Old Navy, Bank of America, 7-Eleven, Home Depot and Target all top the list.
- A few fun facts: New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is also the Foursquare mayor of City Hall in NYC, and nearly 80,000 Foursquare mayors are ousted each day.
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