With 3400% growth and 6 million users, FourSquare had an amazing 2010 capped by over 30,000 check-ins at the Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington DC last October. How will all of this success translate to their future in 2011?

Other social media sites grabbed more headlines in 2010, but few experienced the exponential growth that Foursquare saw. The location-based social network saw hundreds of millions of check-ins at various locations around the world, prompting many to consider it the fastest growing segment of social networking.

Google definitely has their eyes set on mobile and local products this year and has been rumored as a viable buyer for Foursquare to compete with their latest nemesis, Facebook and their Facebook Places product. Competitors such as Gowalla and Yelp are expanding their offerings in different directions.

To shine a spotlight on their success, Foursquare created a graphic that tells the story of their monumental 2010. Where will they be in 2011 and beyond? Probably belonging to someone else.

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  1. Man did Foursquare get squirrelly this year or what? Now the deal with Examiner is a little sketchy too.

    I think Yelp owns this space and will continue to do so.

  2. One tends to wonder what their growth strategy beyond this point is. Foursquare is a very innovative social media idea which i hope does not hit a wall where growth is concerned. Many people wondered what twitters growth strategy was last year, and the proof of that is being implemented now.

    Great blog by the way.

    Tshepo Mashigo