We want you to be a part of an epic project
As part of our goal to become a collection of the world’s recommendations, we’re asking people to make one recommendation every week. This week’s little thing is children’s books. We’re asking you to tell us what your favorite book was growing up as a kid. We believe this could turn into a fascinating and ruminative project because it’s the little things, which when woven together, paint a...
Awessome! got in bed with Twitter and the love...
So Anderson Cooper tweeted this earlier today: Just finished another very good book #BeautifulRuins. I recommend it. — Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) July 11, 2012 The tweet is now dead. Apart from the users who saw it, it is gone. A byte of code buried in the graveyard of tweets on a server farm somewhere where most of the tombstones contain the words “Justin Bieber”. Which...
Featured Blogger: Theresa Cortes
Introducing Theresa: Theresa Cortes, an Orange County based blogger, is hands down a jill of all trades. She is currently majoring business at Cal State Fullerton, and when she’s not studying she’s busy blogging her baking and fashion adventures. Not only does she have undeniably awesome taste in food but her sense of fashion is completely unique. We talked to her about her blogging beginnings,...
Why we're fucking better than Zagat
283 people reviewed Murphy’s. 283 different experiences. 283 distinct set of tastes. 283 individual stories. Above we have the stories, experiences and tastes of 283 people distilled into an 87 word summary (Technically the summary represents the views of 30 of the 283 reviewers since they were the people who left comments. The other 253 users just left a rating). Nevertheless, this the...
Why we’re fucking better than Foursquare tips
A tip by definition is a “helpful hint”. Being helpful is a good deed. The “tips” above are essentially saying “go die”. Dying ≠ good ! With us so far? To the douchemonkeys telling us to “go die” we say stfu because: For some time now Foursquare has been in the process of transitioning from an app focused on gaming (checking in & collecting stickers) to exploration...
Why we’re fucking better than Google reviews
The review above is of the Daiquiri Factory in Atlanta. Found it on imgur between a picture of Kim Kardashian’s ass and feline superheroes. Confused we checked to see if someone flagged it inappropriate. Nope, it’s still there. So yeah… we crafted a message for Google. But before you read on please take a look at the next video for context. We apologize in advance for the brain cells...
They’ll like you when you win
Why we're fucking better than Amazon reviews
… the fuck? There’s a special place for people who write reviews on no-slip, stick-on bathtub frogs. It’s the “I bitch about life to get through life” club. They meet up every Monday at noon because they don’t go to work. Their only skillset is to bitch, complain and whine. Their days are filled with leaving user comments and reviews. The bad kind. Here’s a lesson for members of this special...
Why we’re fucking better than Yelp
“People don’t want to read anymore.” Those are the words of Alexis Maybank, Co-Founder of Gilt, speaking at Digital Summit 2012 last week. When discussing why at Gilt they put so much emphasis on compelling imagery (they have 12 studios littered across Manhattan), she explained it’s “because people don’t want to read anymore.” This is true. Fact is: people don’t want to think anymore. We have...
What’s Cookin, Atlanta? Pt. II
Bacchanalia “Food’s become cool in the past 20-30 years. What people are demanding now is authenticity. Who grew this vegetable? How was it cultivated? What route did it travel to my dinner table?” This post contains excerpts from an interview with Kiran Patel. Check out Part I here. Continuing our journey… where...
What’s Cookin, Atlanta? Pt. I
Cafe Gourmandesis This post contains excerpts from an interview with Kiran Patel. Tell us a little about yourself… I remember the first time I got my own place. My parents dropped me off at my apartment in college and my first thought was “I have my own kitchen now! I can cook whatever I want.” This was a profound moment for me. I’ve had a...
The Game Day No One Knows About
Keeneland race track “Horse races are a passion of mine. It’s not about the betting. I hate gambling. I’m likely the most risk-averse person on the planet. But you go there, smoke a few cigars, drink some bourbon, tailgate all day, and put $2 on a horse so you can yell something - that’s what it’s all...