Tonight, we’re seeing three of the five popular links getting posted to Twitter involve Foursquare. It’s people checking into the Airport, Stubbs, and the Austin Convention centre on Foursquare. (Makes sense in that order, doesn’t it?)
Gowalla is not cracking the top five.
Scientific fact, this isn’t. But it stood out as we’re watching this battle.
*UPDATE: A Gowalla investor disputes this conclusion, saying that many of the Tweets we’re counting are “spam check-ins”:
Your piece alleging that Foursquare is leading Gowalla in checkins by
5x couldn’t be further from the truth.
Independent data shows they are neck and neck. And, when you normalize
for the spam checkins on Foursquare (you know, the leaderboard where
users have 3,000 checkins in a week), Gowalla is ahead. Plain and