Some times I make discoveries by being an actual user, as opposed to an analyst. I was looking for a cafe in Berkeley, CA (near where I live) to meet with someone next week. I went to Google and entered “cafes Berkeley” and got this “OneBox” result:
Not entirely satisfied with those choices, I went into the search results on Google Maps and, to my surprise, I saw this (click to expand):
This is the “text view” and here’s the more traditional “maps view” of these results:
I’m not sure if this “text view” has been around for awhile and I’ve failed to notice it or whether this is new. But it’s very interesting, especially given the emphasis on photographs (user generated).
Has anyone seen this before?