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The Datevine

Posted by on January 8, 2008

Mostly I don’t want any of you reading my professional writing, but every now and then I get proud of something and want to pimp it out.

Today it is The Datevine. I was recently hired to edit the SF page. Similar to Yelp and City Search, The Datevine SF is a database of user-generated content about the best places to eat, play, artify, etc. in the Bay Area. Except we’re better than those other services, and here are just a few reasons why:

1. Most of the tips were written by me, your pal. That won’t always be true, but I’ve generated a ton of content to get us started. If you just can’t get enough of me (and who can?) you can spend an entire afternoon browsing around there and not run out of stuff to read.

2. If you happen to have an elderly laptop (as some of us do) then the maps on Yelp and City Search might sort of cause it to overheat. The Datevine, though still visually appealing and containing lots of map data, doesn’t do that.

3. Everyone uses those other services, they’re so mainstream. How many people went to the Yelp holiday party, like a million? But be the first one at your dive bar of choice to casually reference The Datevine and watch the attractive hipsters line up to make out with you.

So here’s what you can do:

1. You can check out the site here, or

2. You can add your own ideas for stuff to do in the Bay Area here, or

3. You can leave suggestions for improvements in the comments on this post. We’re just getting started, so all feedback is helpful. Or

4. You can totally ignore this. But I thought we were friends, dude.

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