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A Social Network For Yelp-Style Recommendations

A Social Network For Yelp-Style Recommendations
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Spindle service lets people see what's happening at locations around them, sifting through social networks to show them the most interesting and timely things.

Emma Hutchings
  • 14 december 2012

Spindle is a location discovery service that recently became available in New York, enabling people to view relevant, real-time updates for nearby places. It sifts through the stream of posts on social networks from restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, parks, and community organizations. Then it evaluates these updates to determine what is most interesting and relevant at that moment and shows you the most timely things.

So what you see in the afternoon during the week (e.g. happy hours and dinner specials) will be different from what you see on a Saturday morning (e.g. brunch and community events). With every query, Spindle leverages location, the social graph and time of day, to surface updates that are always fresh and dynamic. Pat Kinsel, co-founder and CEO of Spindle, said:

We’ve been really excited to see how people are using Spindle. On average, most active users perform between three and four queries per day, suggesting that people do find value in Spindle’s constantly updating to surface the timeliest information as the day progresses.

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