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Facebook's friend-based Recommendations come to the UK

Want to know the best coffee shop nearby? Now it's easier to ask your friends.
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We've all been there. It's late and you're wandering around town, aimlessly looking for a place to grab dinner. Where do you turn for suggestions? Foursquare? Google? Maybe Facebook? The social network is a popular choice, given you know the people who will be commenting on your post (and therefore trust their advice). Now, the company is making it easier to crowdsource information with a new Recommendations tool. Write a status update and Facebook will "convert" it automatically, giving your friends a chance to chime in. All of their comments will be saved in a simple list, with a complimentary map to show you how close they are.

The useful feature was launched in the US last October, but now it's available in the UK too. A recommendations bookmark is also available on the web, should you prefer writing questions on your laptop or PC.

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