Yelp Wordmap Helps You Avoid Hipsters & Tourists

Design News 07.05.13

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On vacation and want to avoid touristy spots? Or perhaps you're looking for cheap eats in a new neighborhood. Yelp recently launched Wordmap, a tool that searches reviews for a handful of words like "hipster," "patio," and "bacon" and plots them on a map so you can find (or avoid) certain areas. Wordmap is currently available in 11 U.S. cities, plus London, Paris, & Toronto.

In other news, airline fees keep rising, and learn how suburbia made fireworks displays faster and smaller. See the headlines after the jump.

• New Yelp Maps Identify Hipster Hotspots | Fast Company
• Airline Fees Keep Climbing | The Wall Street Journal
• How McMansions Murdered Big Fireworks | Co.Design

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