Thursday, 24 March 2011

Come on people now, get together-Find The Best Stuff Around You With Village Voice Media’s “Best Of …” App


"In the era of crowd-sourced recommendation services it’s hard to remember that people actually recommend stuff for a living. My old employer Village Voice Media, which built the foundation of its 20 on-line properties and 14 print publications like the SF Weekly and The Village Voice by mostly doing just that, has today taken these efforts mobile with its “Best Of …” App. With “Best Of ..,” VVM has taken its already existent

Finding cool, crowd souring-People are sharing information about where to go and what to do. They are no longer just collecting badges. Photo By Gail Orenstein-Web 3.0 lab/Clima

The tweetometer is finding a lot of tweeting going on in Greenwich Village, a very cool place to be with a score of 97-web 3.0 lab/Clima. Test it out and see if you are in a high density area.

“Happy Hours” and “City Guides” apps one step further, partnering up again with GoTime in order to create an recommendations app that utilizes the premium content produced for VVM’s yearly “Best Of” issue. Just open the GPS-enabled app in order to get editorially-curated local recommendations in the Food and Drink, Arts & Entertainment, Sports and Recreation, and Shopping/Services categories.

For those of you unaware, the Village Voice Media “Best Of” issues come out once a year and features staff writers and freelancers highlighting quirky things in each city, like “Best Marijuana Delivery Service,”"Best Dog Friendly Gym,” or “Best Curly Haircut.” Like a Michelin Guide for things that are cool, “Best Of” is like having the knowledge of a bunch of really city-savvy friends at your disposal, and now at your finger tips."

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