Yelp App Updated With Short Video Reviews

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910350_largerYelp today updated its iPhone app with the ability to shoot and upload 3 - 12 second videos, allowing users to show off their restaurant and local business experiences in yet another way.

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, well now on iPhone you can take 3-12 second videos of your experiences at your favorite local businesses. So that's worth like... 30 frames per second multiplied by video length... (pulls out calculator)... between 90 and 360 thousand words! Whoa.

Previously, users could write reviews, post tips for potential customers and upload photos for users to get a better visual sense of food, location and more. With video, users can now show off a restaurant's customer service, live food reactions, noteworthy moments from city attractions and more.

Yelp for iOS is available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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79 months ago
So you're telling me the obnoxious people at the table across from me aren't only going to be Instagramming their food, but doing live video reviews now?

Dammit. This wouldn't be acceptable in a movie theatre—so why is it acceptable in a restaurant?
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79 months ago
No Thanks

I consider yelp an extortion racket. I hate that my favorite company in the world Apple partnered with such a criminal acting outfit. My customers have never been able to leave a positive review that stuck after yelp sales reps offered to "manage my reviews" for a fee of course. When I refused all positive reviews were buried & negatives all popped up in a matter of days commenting about things that don't even apply to our business. No thanks I have read too many of the same horror stories about them extorting other small businesses.
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79 months ago

In all honesty, no one's forcing you to watch these videos.


You missed the point completely. I'm going to have to listen to people obnoxiously reviewing their food—live in the restaurant not the app—no doubt using a louder than normal announcer voice. What's next, boom mics and soft boxes? (Joke) But seriously, a restaurant is for eating, not personal video production at the expense of other guests.
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79 months ago

This is revolutionary.

Seriously, who was going to write 90,000 words about a cheeseburger. We ain't all Hemingways you know.


"It was an honest burger and the bun had pride and the fries looked like the men I saw fall in the war. And I ate and drank with gusto and then made love to my Elizabeth and with that cheeseburger in my stomach I felt alive."
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79 months ago

I read an interesting article on a restaurant that started getting bad reviews on the time it takes to. Get food to the table and that food often arrived cold. Because they had been around for over two decades they decided to look into it reviewing camera footage. Turned out people spend so much time in their phones before, during, and after ordering and even after good arrived, the conclusion was that service was slower due to servers having to come to the table repeatedly and food was cold because people were spending too much time photographing and posting it rather than eating it when it was served.[COLOR="#808080"]



http://www.quickmeme.com/p/3vy90w
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79 months ago

So you're telling me the obnoxious people at the table across from me aren't only going to be Instagramming their food, but doing live video reviews now?

Dammit. This wouldn't be acceptable in a movie theatre—so why is it acceptable in a restaurant?


Only saving grace is that at least it seems to be limited to 3-12 seconds, but still...
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