With the new Places Directory, you can now search for restaurants, hotels, bars, cafes, attractions, arts & entertainement, gyms, cinemas, schools and universities, theatres, supermarkets and landmarks in most cities across the world.
To compete with the likes of Yelp, Facebook is betting on its competitive advantage: the new Places directory uses all the information stocked in Graph Search. The results of your search can therefore be ranked by user ratings and show comments from your friends and everyone in your Facebook network.
While this new Places Directory may not yet be able to compete with dedicated travel sites, Facebook is clearly establishing a new direction in showing the true power of its Open Graph and APIs.
What do you think of this new move by Facebook? Try it now: Facebook.com/Places
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