Yelp is a cool social networking website focused on reviewing and reading reviews of restaurants, night life hot spots, spas and “active life” destinations in a particular area. If you live in or are traveling to a major city (Boston, Chicago, Seattle, LA, NYC, Atlanta, Austin, etc) Yelp could be a great resource to find new places to go and eat, recommended by others living in or visiting that city.

Not a lot of reviews for the Lubbock area yet, looks like most of the contributors at this point are in the Bay area. Very cool example of web 2.0 social networking technology!

Check out my yelp at http://wesley.yelp.com. I added several reviews of restaurants in the Lubbock area this morning, along with my favorite dry cleaners! :-)

I think Yelp should add a category for coffee shops! I learned about this from the latest “This Week in Tech” podcast.


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  • http://helpdesk.wordpress.com Michael

    Oh so you listen to that podcast as well. I heard Dvorak talking about that earlier and I checked it out. I wish it had a feature to isolate spesific locations within certain users.

    Some of these users go to so many cities that it is often to isolate a certain city from withing their profile. BTW what’s with that profile picture of yours. Did you draw it or is it from some sort of ID badge?

  • http://www.wesfryer.com Wesley Fryer

    I used the Hoyle Card Games 3 application which lets you create custom player faces to make that. It is actually pretty close (I think). I like using that for my IM icon and in other places rather than my real photo! I have a real picture on my personal bio page.

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