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Foursquare now rates everywhere you go

By 11.06.12

Foursquare recently made itself more than a way to tell thieves when to break into your house by collecting and adding the recommendations of friends to its app. It actually became an app I use, even if I never check in anywhere because I don’t want to get robbed, thanks.

Foursquare Explore Rating


Now the app has added a seemingly simple but actually quite surprisingly useful feature: Ratings.

Everything you see on Foursquare now has a rating from one to ten. The system isn’t perfect, in my view: There’s pretty much no transparency about how these ratings are put together, and it’s not even clear who assigns the number.

I will say, though, that the ratings line up fairly accurately with the recommendations from friends, which are still available and arguably a lot more useful.

And, frankly, anything that breaks away from the current suite of consumer recommendation apps is welcome. Zagat is still your cheap uncle and his passive-aggressive wife weighing in on the “best” places in the city, and Yelp isn’t much better. You should still trust your friends over an app, but this is the app most like your friends, for now.

Foursquare Now Gives Out Ratings [The Next Web]

About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.
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