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you gotta yelp that!

  • Dec 13, 2008
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it's a peer to peer review site.  and i usually don't go to a restuarant or store until i see what the Yelpers have to say about it.  great way to check out most anything before you try it - the reviews are honest and fun to read and the yelp community is great.  i've submitted questions to the Talk section like "what's a great restaurant for a 40th birthday party that's not too chi-chi  - but feels special" and i'll get several great viable options from other people.  also a great place to review local establishments.

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July 23, 2009
I also check out Yelp sometimes for reviews. There have been some great new restaurant reviews right here on Lunch lately, check out French Laundry, Boulevard, and Morimoto.
 
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I joined Yelp ages ago, and to its credit it has many positive effects. Being able to find the only trustworthy locksmith in your area is one of them, and getting the skinny on unknown great places is clearly also one of the great benefits of the social web.      From the point of view of being able to provide candid feedback and advice, any review system (such as Amazon or Lunch) helps enormously, but there are some huge problems that have developed specifically within Yelp …
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review by . March 31, 2009
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I stumbled upon Yelp.com when I was living in Sacramento.  I found it usefull when trying out new restaurants.     But it really exploded for me when I decided to move to San Diego.  I started utilizing their local San Diego talk threads to find out pretty much anything about the area and neighborhoods which I was totally clueless about.    They are a helpful and very funny bunch.     The Yelp.com event page is a great resouce of things …
review by . December 13, 2008
I use Yelp.com whenever I need to read reviews and opinions on restaurants, things to do, or other locations/businesses when I travel or go out. The site allows users to review things similar to Lunch.com and is now widely-known among the restaurant community.     However, sometimes I wish Yelp were more like Lunch.com in that on this site, at least, you can review more than just location-based items, such as concepts, books, movies, etc. Yelp is only for reviewing things on …
review by . December 18, 2008
I always consult Yelp before any other restuarant site.  When people take the time to post something on their own accord, I feel the opinion is not skewed/bought/pressured in any form. Sometimes the information is a little bare on a certain location, but the concept is great. I've been a fan and user for a long time and thinks it's the bees knees!
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Yelp.com is an online directory website that allows users to review listings and to interact with one another in a Web 2.0-based setting setting.

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Yelp.com, one of the top 100 websites as of 2008, is a Web 2.0 company that allows users to review directory listings (restaurants, businesses, parks, etc) and to interact with one another in a style similar to Facebook and MySpace.

Launched in 2004 in San Francisco, Yelp.com has approximately 10.6 visitors per month. In early 2008, the company expanded with a new office in Manhattan, NY and by listing directory information in Canada, allowing users to review and discuss locations in that country. Profitability is expected in 2009.
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