Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Rate Your Area with Google Maps
RateMyArea.com is a crowdsourced Google Map that can be used to find, review, share and discuss businesses and locations in your local area.
Users of RateMyArea.com can find the best places and events in their area based on the reviews of other users. Searching the map simply involves defining what you want to search and where, for example 'pizza' in 'New York'. Results are then displayed on the map and in the map sidebar.
RateMyArea.com also helps facilitate local social networks. Users can start a 'group' in a particular location and can start conversations, choose to invite other users and offer comments about the reviews and topics that other users have added.