We’ve been talking a lot around the office about geo-location, reviews and ratings and how they influence a number of industries now and in the future. Yelp has been a big topic of discussion, with its gigantic critical mass (25 million a month and growing). Yelp’s had some high-profile mentions in the press recently, and with good reason. Below are a couple of videos we’ve found interesting on what’s going on over at Yelp.
Here’s an explanation of Yelp’s new integration with Facebook:
And here’s a clip of Steve Jobs on Yelp as a part of iPhone app success:
Also be sure to catch the great blog by Search Engine Land on the implications on search, including Yelp, of Facebook’s recent announcements.
P.S. We’ve been brainstorming the effect on other industries as well. For example, what’s the Yelp of healthcare, if a review site on docs, procedures, clinics…gets that much traffic, going to do to the industry? Drop in virtually or in-person and brainstorm with us!