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Fake Yelp Heatmaps of San Francisco

Caleb Pershan | July 5, 2013 | Lifestyle Story City Life

Yelp's wordmaps were all the rage on the world wide web today: these Google maps of various metropoles indicate in red the locations that Yelpers have declared "Sketchy" or "Hipster" (or "Romantic" or "Dim Sum"). Unfortunatley, there are only 18 descriptors from which you can generate maps. So, using no research or algorithms whatsoever, we put together some more telling heatmaps of our hometown. We hope they say more about the City by the Bay than maps of shoddy search terms like "tourist" or "bacon." Enjoy, San Francisco: you earned it!

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