Another human router: LocalUncle helps you find what's going on near you

The Next Web's +Drew Olanoff just wrote about +LocalUncle : http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/11/25/localuncle-says-screw-google-ask-humans-instead/ . Says that humans help you find what's happening nearby. Here's my interview with +Philip Estrada Reichen, CEO and Founder, about his app.

In the interview we cover competitors LocalMind (which came out earlier this year) and even Aardvark, which Google bought and then killed.

Do any of these have a chance? I'm not so sure. The algorithms aren't good enough to make sure people like me don't get overwhelmed with questions.

Plus they have a major chicken and egg problem: if no one uses these things they are useless.

But, interesting pitch and love entrepreneurs who try to do stuff with local and mobile. Someday one of them will find something magic. I look at +Waze which had the same chicken and egg problem. But now users are showing up and that service has passed Google Maps in accuracy in San Francisco and it's only getting better.

That's why I watch these things. Many will fail, but if they succeed they will provide a lot of value.
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