Google launches G+ Local with Zagat scores
They have partnered with Zagat to create scores and offer reviews based on users views and social interaction. If you have an Android phone they are also rolling out this feature to Google Maps. Hopefully iPhone users will have the same in the near future.
Make smart decisions with Zagat’s summaries of user reviews and its expressive scoring system that helps you make a decision based on Food, Service, Decor and Price. The most comprehensive local information is now on Google. See Zagat reviews and scores in Search, Maps, Google+ and on your phone.
Look out for the Local button on your G+ ribbon which should have now magically appeared:
This is yet another move to get us using G+ even more, increase social interactivity and build a positive online community experience. Having played with Local a little bit already, we can see the potential of this already and look forward to using it in more social situations and contributing to reviews.
Here are a couple of promotional videos for Local: