Facebook Has A New Directory For Local Places

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Facebook has an interesting new local search and discovery tool available at Facebook.com/places. It gives users a look at places with Facebook pages, including those your friends have been to (with their comments) and others who have left reviews.

The directory lets you browse through restaurants, hotels, bars, cafes, public attractions, arts & entertainment, gyms, movie theaters, schools, theaters, grocery stores, and landmarks.

It also points you to more cities nearby.

When you click to view all of any category, you're directed to Graph Search results for that category in that city.

Given Facebook's current strategy of releasing standalone mobile apps, I wouldn't be surprised to see some version of this make for such a release in the near future.

Via Search Engine Land

Image via Facebook

Chris Crum
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