I’ve been talking about Foursquare a few times this year, and how both companies and consumers are taking advantage of the locationed based social network and app. Foursquare gain popularity over the past year, and had roughly about 500,000 users last week. A half-million users isn’t bad, but it looks like the network is growing now at rapid speed. With the South by SouthWest festival happening right now in Austin, Texas, Foursquare has gained “100,000 users” in the past 11 days.
The company tweeted right before their new 100,000 user saying they were almost there. The company also says that there has been a surge of friend requests on Foursquare, so users can see where there friends are actually at.
If that wasn’t enough, Foursquare reported that Saturday, March 13 was a record breaking day with the amount of check-ins recorded. 347,000 check in’s in a 24 hour period. Foursquare’s biggest competitor, Gowalla says they’ve seen a record in usage with about 100,000 since last Thursday.
If you aren’t on the social network, you may want to think about it soon. With great benifits like all day happy hour, and discounts at registers just for checking in, consumers are going to where the Foursquare deals are.