Foursquare is touting it’s popularity today and with good reason. The social check-in service saw an estimated 3,400% growth in 2010. Not too shabby.
However, one of the most glaring issues that comes to mind when viewing the incredible infographic published by Foursquare (embedded below) is not the crazy rise in users…it’s WHO is using the service.
As you can see, first-world countries are the primary users of the service and Internet in general. It’s really quite staggering.
To get a better idea about who is actually using the Internet, take a look at this diagram of World Internet Usage Stats with a breakdown by region, percent of population of world, and then overall percentage and growth rates.
There are a lot more stats out there but I sincerely want to know if you think third-world countries will be able to get access (like first world coutnries do) at any time during our lifetime. What do you think? Will it happen?