The future of the web is curation

Just show me the good ones.

Way back in the day of the early internet, people were just happy to get any information on the web.

Today is totally different. People want what they want, and they want it now. There is just too much information out there.

Today’s web it all about curation — pull together for me the information I need or the sort of information I’d mostly likely be interested in.

Search? : It’s why you almost never go past the first page on Google.

Music? : It’s why you make playlists of the music you want.

Restaurants?: We found that there was nothing really for curating restaurants?

Look at Yelp for example. When you go to Yelp do you really want to sort through 4,653 different restaurants only to then sift through which ones have the bad reviews in order to figure get to the good ones?

Too much work. Just show me the good ones.

Enter One Hundred Tables.

100 cities. 100 restaurants in each. All great.

We made One Hundred Tables to simply be the most unique restaurant showcase in the world. It’s for locals and travelers who just want to know where to go.

Reviews? No, there are no reviews on One Hundred Tables. Who needs reviews when every place on the site is already known to be great at what they do?

What we’ve found running the site is that people like the idea of having a reliable shortlist of enough great restaurants but no too many. 100 seems to be a decent enough quantity to cover most tastes.

After all, when you’re looking for a place to eat out, how many places do you need? One. In order to get one great place, how many do you really want to look at? Certainly no more than 100, and probably more like 5 or 6 in a specific part of town.

If you haven’t yet seen One Hundred Tables, go check it out and see if it handles curation of restaurant better than what you’ve experience before for the restaurant scene.

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