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Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a Cofounder & Technical Advisor here at the BeyeNETWORK. Having covered the business intelligence and data warehousing industry for more than 15 years, I'm looking forward to a more interactive form of communication with all of you. Please share your comments and thoughts!



I get asked often about Social Networking and the fast growing crowd of sites that that are trying to find a home in the space. I thought I'd share one of my favorites here. Its called Yelp and if you haven't heard of it you will soon. Its the fastest growing site for community reviewing of services, restaurants, coffee shops etc. The power of Yelp is based on the Wisdom of Crowds basically allowing the world to have a voice.

This past week my wife and I were in Napa Valley and decided to forgo the normal big name restaurants like Thomas Keller's Buchon or The Farm at The Carneros Inn instead I got on Yelp, entered our location and typed in pizza, with in a few seconds I had access to dozens of top ranked restaurants and hundreds of reviews. We ended up going to Napoli's and were very happy with the result (my review is here). Yelp also works on mobile devices like the iPhone and is really handy when your standing in a new city looking for a great lunch spot. I would enjoy hearing from you on this type of service and welcome all of you to follow my reviews here. Pop me a note if your already on the service I would enjoy following your reviews too.

Tag: Yelp, Social networking, wisdom of crowds

Posted September 29, 2008 6:31 AM
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