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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

san diego hipsterness heatmap

Hip, Hip… Hipster Haven!

Where is San Diego’s hipster haven, the neighborhood that’s most welcoming to the skinny jeans, handlebar moustaches and vegans?
Two words: North Park. 

How do I know? Because I’m a sentient being who’s been there. And because I’ve checked out this nifty “heat map” that shows where Yelp reviews mentioning the word “hipster” are clustered. Ground Zero for hipness is at University and 30th.

It was only a matter of time before Yelp visualized its 39 million reviews into something awesome.

This week they launched the "Yelp Wordmap," a heatmap showing the density of various words used in Yelp reviews in 14 popular cities.

Now you can find out the best areas in your city for cocktails, PBR, a romantic night out, or bacon.

But the biggest gem in Yelp's data dump is its hipsterness heatmap.
From Austin to New York to DC to Paris, check out where irony germinates and where mustachioed musicians wander.

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