One of the hottest social media applications in 2010 was location-based social network Foursquare . The service that lets users check in to real-world locations recently released some stats about its 2010 growth.

Foursquare is clearly making a push to start off 2011 with a bang, and the company recently announced its program for businesses . In the past, we have reported how local businesses can use Foursquare to their marketing advantage .

While 6 million users may seem like a lot, it is still far fewer than social media powers like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. It remains to be seen if Foursquare's growth will continue or if location will simply become a feature of existing social media applications. For marketers interested in location-based marketing, the infographic below shares some very interesting information.

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Which piece of data in this infographic is most interesting to you?

Originally published Jan 26, 2011 3:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016