Yelp! is a novel service that helps you get recommendations from your friends and the community even on such mundane things like where to get a good bite!
Instead of just asking a friend yourself for his recommendation one-to-one, you try to use Yelp! and you get the benefit of the experience of all its members. Sort of network of recommendations that cascade.
But it is U.S-centric.
In India, there are several web sites viz: AskLaila.com, Justdial.com etc that provide you the co-ordinates and minimal data about the companies, business and services available.
In Chennai (India), there a free information service run by a private organisation which gives you the address and telephone number of any shop or a service provider within Chennai city – be it a physician, eatery or transport. Anything. All you have to do is dial 2222 2222. Easiest number to remember.
- Sexy sleepwalker!
- Eat the Sun; you don’t need food!