And Yelp listens…

On Twitter: On GetSatisfaction: And, the results: Thank you, Yelp! “ai”

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Yelp meet Rapleaf

The article by Ellen Lee over at the SF Chronicle about merchants getting all pissy at Yelp seems to have made it on to TechMeme. Yelp has become the destination for a business’s reputation. I don’t advocate that anyone try anything in SF unless they have Yelped it first and they are comfortable with the…

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blogging less, twittering more?

This ~110 character tweet by Veronica Belmont sums up why I too, have been blogging less. I’ve been wanting to write a post about my 75 day experience Twittering (which may very well end up becoming my 90 day experience Twittering). Either way, for better or worse, I’m twittering a LOT more now. Follow me….

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new hot startup – thatsWhatSheTwittered.Com

I’m proud to announce the beta launch of thatsWhatSheTwittered.com. The co-founders gave me an early preview of the site. This has to be one of the most brilliant ideas I’ve ever come across, and I’m proud to be a part of this new venture. thatsWhatSheTwittered (starts with a small ‘t’) is an amazing concept. Here’s…

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Shouldn’t Twitter be able to do exactly what FriendFeed does?

I’ve started using FriendFeed. Not as a consumer of different people’s feeds (because there is just way too much information), but because I can now point people to one location (http://friendfeed.com/anandiyer) where most of my different social networking services’ activities are getting aggregated. I really like it for that purpose. However, shouldn’t Twitter be able…

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blogger’s block

I’m suffering from a serious case of blogger’s block. If you’re wondering, yes, it is like writer’s block in a lot of ways. I’ve also been extremely busy and suffering with some (professional) issues. But aside from that, everything’s been peachy. In a few lines here are some things I’ve wanted to communicate : MIX08…

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Steve Ballmer should no longer be misunderstood

I’d mulled over my post on Steve Ballmer being misunderstood for a long time before I actually posted it. I wanted it to be known that he is in fact one of the most intelligent human beings on the planet, and I felt that way for more than just personal reasons. I think the giant…

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life is so unfair

I was at a friend’s son’s birthday party last weekend. We were all huddled around the parents, and the kid, with the cake and everything. No one seemed to be taking the initiative to start singing happy birthday. The parents didn’t wanna do it. So I screamed out “1, 2, 3, happy birthday …” and…

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have a song stuck in your head? too bad…

I have a problem. Songs magically make their way in to my head, and often stay there. Sometimes, I can’t get them out. Sometimes, the only way to get one song out, is to get another one in. There was this incident, and then this incident. It seems to keep happening. I was super excited…

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Yelp valuation too high? Oh please…

First, congratulations to the Yelp team on raising another round. Just last week at the Online Marketing Summit after our panel talk, I spoke to a few people from other verticals like medical, finance and automotive about how I think everyone sees the world through their own little lens. By the same token, I think…

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