I’ve recently moved back to Florida. I packed up my tiny one bedroom apartment in San Francisco that was beautifulyl located across the street from Golden Gate Park and several blocks away from the ocean
to a house with a back yard that’s located on a golf course with a beach that’s not too far away. There is a lot to miss and gain from my move - a beautiful cool climate to hot intense humidity, a glorious landscape with chilling water to a flat sunny beach with a body of water I can actually swim in, cold dry pale skin to finally being able to tan again - it’s the little things, people.
I love San Francisco and I miss it dearly, however, there are plenty of things I love back on the East coast/the South (yes, it IS the “South” down here, I’m not in Miami, folks), but there is one major flaw to my new location technology is about five year behind San Francisco!!
Ahhhh, the horror!
Let me clarify, it’s not like everyone is talking on giant razor cellphones or using big white block desktops (although, the Apple to Dell ratios is definitely more Dell than it would be in SF), people are still getting their social networking on - Facebooking and Tweeting (way more likely to Facebook and not really grasp the concept of Twitter, but they are trying), but the thing that I can’t stand, there is no love for Yelp, Urbanspoon, or even Foursquare (used other than just tagging themselves places). What I am missing is user reviews! We have access to all of this glorious information and an outlet for our opinions - USE IT! There is so much outside of updating your status on Facebook. Help me out on Yelp and review some of the places you like or dislike.
Maybe it is me, I got so used to being able to find hundreds of reviews on where ever I may have gone in San Francisco. It saved me from eating at scary places or helped me find the best hair stylist.
I guess, I’ll just have to figure all that on my own or the old fashion way - word of mouth. Crap, how do you strike up a conversation with a stranger that’s NOT on the interwebs?? Man, this is going to get reeeaaal awkward. Just review things and save yourselves from someone like me!