What do you think about Yelp/Foursquare?

Hi all,

I'm just wondering, what do you think of restaurant-social media sites like yelp and foursquare?

I personally use yelp to find nearby restaurants, to "check-in" and see where my friends are checked-in, view images of the place, and write short reviews.

The yelp rating of the restaurant DOES have an affect on my initial opinion of the place, but that being said, I'm not too picky because reviewers opinions are so spread. For example, a place that one girl might 'really like' gets 5 stars, while that same place gets 3 by someone else because the service was slow. What are your thoughts?

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