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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Loladex Brings Local to Facebook

I don't find the streams of information on the social networking sites particular interesting or usefull at all. I don't care who my friends are now friends with, or what they are thinking at the moment or any new widget they've added to their page.

However, I would find recommendations about movies, restaurants, attractions or services useful, and that's where local meeting social comes in. Loladex is a Facebook application that taps into local businesses.

Figuring out where to go and what to do can be a time consuming process, and while services like CitySearch are helpful, your friends are a better barometer your tastes than strangers.

What would make this type of service popular would be an incentive to get as many people adding ratings as possible. Facebook should offer some reward -- free music, or gift certificates, or some prize based on the most businesses rated -- to get people to write reviews. Without an incentive it will take a long time for the volume of reviews needed to make local services like Loladex highly valued.

By John Gartner at 07:15 AM | Comments (1)

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