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Video: visualisation of Foursquare check-ins reveals the pulse of London life

Posted at 8:00 am, January 13, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Maps
London pulse of foursquare checkins

Here’s a sweet piece of data visualisation eye candy; Foursquare has mapped a day in the life of London, collating check-ins from across 2013.

The result captures the soothing throb of humanity’s natural rhythms – or the brutality of the weekday rush hour, depending on your perspective. The video is below; and as it’s silent, we’ve picked out a audio accompaniment you can play at the same time.

Sound:

Foursquare check-ins show the pulse of London from Foursquare on Vimeo.

Womm. Womm. Womm. See more:

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