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Decide where to eat tonight with BooRah

BooRah searches the web for mentions of restaurants in blogs and websites and analyzes the languages in the post to determine whether the reviewer was giving the restaurant a thumbs down (boo) or a thumbs up (Rah). The amount of Boo's and Rah's a restaurant gets are tallied up on the site and then the restaurant is given an overall score. BooRah users can add their own tags to a particular...

Yelp launches business accounts

Yelp lets customers write reviews of restaurants, shops, and all sorts of other businesses in communities throughout the country. And that's the sort of service that makes the site both incredibly useful and incredibly dangerous for business owners. Now Yelp is giving business owners tools that let them keep a closer eye on the reviews their establishment is receiving. If you sign up for a...

Give your favorite places a shout out with PlaceShout

Have you ever been so impressed with the coffee/beer/waitstaff somewhere that you wanted to tell the world? PlaceShout is a website designed to allow you to give your favorite places a little Internet shout out and help you find new places in your area that are worth a visit. Traditional review sites that have lengthy reviews of establishments. But PlaceShout is all about brevity, with a maximum...

LouderVoice lets you tell the world how good stuff is

What do you get when you mix a Digg-esque ranking scale, a Twitter-like SMS roll, and a focus on amplifying the public opinion? You get LouderVoice, a review-anything web site that seems to have caught on. Opinions aplenty abound here, so whether you're looking for more XBox fanboy ammo or just a recommendation on a skateboard to get to work (hey, I ride my skateboard to work--don't you?),...

Find the software everyone else is using with Wakoopa social network

Wakoopa is a new social networking site that lets you connect with other users who have the same tastes in... software as you do. We know, you're more likely to bond with someone online because of your love/disdain of Radiohead than because you both happen to like Firefox and hate Internet Explorer. But there are some things that make Wakoopa worth a second look. Here's how Wakoopa works. You...

Forbes on Vista: "at best, mildly annoying"

Windows Vista is garnering some interesting reviews, but the latest from Forbes' Stephen Manes probably isn't going to get framed on Steve Ballmer's wall anytime soon (that could simply be due to a lack of space though). Stephen chose a fairly transparent title of "Dim Vista" for his review, setting the stage for a long list of usability gripes and tales of staggering un-wow-edness. Stephen finds...

Amazon adds comments to user reviews

Yesterday blogger Paul Bausch noticed that Amazon has added comments to reviews, meaning one Amazon customer can now leave a comment on a review that another customer wrote. This isn't especially interesting, except that it's almost a complete about-face from the policy Amazon has maintained as long as it's had reviews. Amazon has always actively discouraged reviewers from "replying" to other...

Collaborative film reviews with Filmcrowd

Another collaborative ratings site, Filmcrowd (beta), is born. Filmcrowd is, as you might guess from the name, focused on movies. Gibbity, which you can't guess from the title, is more of a games site, but uses the same social aspect. The two sites are from the same folks, in fact. Tags and collaboration are the key here. For instance, you can create a focus group of sorts, with users who find...

Yelp: Social networking meets restaurant reviews

John C. Dvorak's latest column is about Yelp, a new site that combines social networking a la Friendster to restaurant and business reviews a la Epinions. If you're looking for a restaurant you can see what others have recommended and their ratings, plus other places they've rated, what their friends have rated, and so on. As Dvorak says, "If it turns out that a person likes Denny's and hates...