Reviews are typically about food, movies, or books. You don’t think to review the small moments ... More
Reviews are typically about food, movies, or books. You don’t think to review the small moments that make up your day. These seemingly insignificant but frequent raves & rants, such as the long line at Starbucks, or the short wait time at the Apple Store, make brief appearances in your life yet bring out memorable reactions. Sooligan is a real-time social search platform where users can find & share thoughts or feelings regarding local experiences and moments. We capture raves & rants of locals in any city, at any time. Not only are these localized raves and rants entertaining to read, but they're useful local information for newcomers and visitors in the city. With Sooligan, anyone can travel to any part of the world, and without knowing a single person there, feel like a local.
1. Real-time localized RANTS and RAVES
Users eave up-to-second raves and rants about every aspect of their daily lives--- from the weather, to traffic, to classes, restaurants and local businesses, or football games. This creates an interactive snapshot of the current culture and sentiment of a city.
2. Real-time Localized Q&A
Users can post questions to receive instant answers from locals in any city.
3. Moments-based Local Deals
Users receive instant deals and ads on products or services when they are most relevant to the user. For example, a user RAVING about a cupcake will see ads about cupcake bakeries nearby.
Last updated 6 Aug 2015
Published 9 May 2013
I have a friend who runs a cafe locally and I checked out the online reviews for the place the other day. They varied from ultra-complimentary (probably written by themselves) to ultra-critical (probably written by people from rival cafes.) To be quite honest, it didn't tell me much about the place. The whole concept of reviews needs to be thrown back on the people that matter most - customers - and Sooligan is a social review site with a difference. It takes it's 'reviews' from the comments on the pages of social media to give you a much broader overview of the localized places around you. Rather than just telling you that the falafel are great at Abdul's Restaurant, Sooligan tells you that the place is packed and that they've run out of humus.
Online reviews are typically about food, movies, or books yet it’s unlikely that you'll find a review of the smaller moments that make up the day. These seemingly insignificant but frequent raves and rants from people - like the long line at Starbucks or the fat turnaround at the Apple Store - only ever turn up as status updates on social networking sites. You take them in but they are really only relevant to the people that are there. There may be stories that talk about the weather, traffic conditions, available classes, cool restaurants and great local businesses or even sporting events like football games. This creates an interactive snapshot of the current culture...