Facebook Launches New Places Directory

Facebook has launched a new directory that allows users to search through businesses and destinations in cities across the world. Facebook uses your friends’ check-ins and what’s happening in a specific location to help you discover the best places in town.

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Once you identify a specific city using Facebook Places, you will be taken to the main directory page where you are able to see popular places and the option to browse a list of cities from all over the world.

Facebook Places also allows you to browse through businesses and places by category (i.e. Restaurants, Hotels, or Bars). Each main category displays five businesses with average ratings. A sliding feature for each business shows recent reviews that you can easily browse through (with your friends’ reviews at the top).

The new Facebook Places directory received major visual improvements compared to the previous version. The new version also puts emphasis on user feedback by placing reviews and average ratings front and center.

Check out the link below to learn more about Facebook Places.


  • I am pretty much done with Facebook. I am sick of my content not being delivered to users. Posted a status update this morning to 51k people… It was delivered to 66 people. That is unacceptable.

    • Wow that’s pretty horrible. Did they give you the opportunity to “Boost” your post? (i.e. their way to make money from the community that you built)

      • Yeah, of course… But I shouldn’t have to pay for the people that like my page to see my content. Especially when I paid to promote the page to get them to like the page in the first place.

        • We definitely agree with you Ricky

          • What are you guys doing about it for your Facebook content?