COMM0015 Blog Post #4 – Out of the box

SkededelThere is not a single time where I have not had an eye-opening moment reading about an application or the unexpected use of an application in a RSS feed or newsletter. For instance, I just came across Yelp while reading up on an app called Skededel. Of course, I know Yelp has been around for a while but I’ve never looked into it. I really should have, because it would have saved me a couple of “no need to come here again” dinner experiences.

The application Skededelreally seems to be on the forefront of online and social location reviews. Users want to offer their content and engage, others turn to it for reviews and recommendations. The app Skededel brings it to the next level when you’re out and about and try to figure out where the next restaurant or coffee shop is. The app pulls pictures from Instagram, which others checked out and you might even get to preview a dish you’re thinking of ordering.

One application I’ve used but have not given that much attention to yet is LinkedIn. I think it is a great way to create a professional community with people you have worked with as well as people you might be working with in the future. More time should be spent updating my profile and also tapping into parts of the application I know of but have not used yet. I did not realize how much more one can do with LinkedIn.

In Graphic Design, which is what I do, many specialize on one or perhaps a few programs to work with due to their complexity. I’m wondering if there will be a similar development in social media. Seems to me, it is quite time consuming to truly leverage all the different tools available. What are your thoughts?

Image: Skededel

3 thoughts on “COMM0015 Blog Post #4 – Out of the box

  1. I have never looked at any of those apps until I read your post. I have heard of Yelp before too, but never had checked it out so I did. It was pretty cool, I like how you can see the restaurants and they even rate them. I laughed when I read what you said about you haven’t either, but “I really should have, because it would have saved me a couple of “no need to come here again” dinner experiences.” It is so true though, you could have went to a restaurant and it have been terrible and if you had just checked out Yelp ahead of time it would have saved you the disappointment.

    I never have heard of Skededel. It sounds amazing from what you say in your post. Seeing the food on your phone that’s just un heard of! The pictures you posted of the app or the pictures it brings up is a very good touch to the app. I agree it definitely makes it better than Yelp. Seeing the food makes me want it even more though!!

    There is so much you can do with so many apps that benefit whichever your interest are for instance you with graphic design. I would have never known Linkeldn would be helpful for that, but after taking Business it has shown me too you can do so much more with it. Every app out there helps you out in the business world big time. We should start looking more into the apps and seeing how they can benefit us. Great post.

    • Thank you so much. Very nice of you. I think it is wild how many Apps there are and what they can do. After I posted the blog I thought how little serendipity there is if you get rating for everything. Pandora’s Box is open I guess:)

  2. There’s no way almost anyone can find the time to REALLY get to know even a fraction of what’s out there. I’d never hear of Skededel. I think ultimately we all just need to pick a few things to get to know well and then dabble around and play when we have the time for the rest 🙂

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