I find that I'm becoming a confirmed Yelper. I used Yelp when I was driving to the Bay Area and got a chip in my window shield. Yelp helped me find an auto glass shop with good prices and good services who fixed my car window for free when I mentioned Yelp!
Yelp helped me find out where to go if I wanted a well-priced, clean room in Las Vegas
. I checked a bunch of hotels against Yelp and was able to find out who had cleaner rooms, whose rooms were outdated, and even whether or not the elevators were slow.
I Yelp about small businesses I love in my small town to keep the word of mouth going, and hopefully send business their way.
Yelp helped my friends and I find one of the best new buffets in Las Vegas that we would have never found otherwise.
Thank you Yelp!! But I can't forget that it is thanks to other Yelpers that I am able to glean all this knowledge.
Yelp thrives on the social part of social media, giving you not just the review, but some background on who said it. I found an old friend who is now married on Yelp, looking through reviews in my hometown. Yelp wouldn't be as useful if it weren't for all the contributions made by Yelpers, and it is a testament to how the internet can be harnessed to create a database of reviews.
Do you Yelp?