By ELISSA RATLIFF
Curse those skinny-jean-wearing, vintage-novel-reading (please, a Kindle is far too mainstream) and soy-chai-latte-sipping hipsters for finding (well, inventing) all the cool spots to hang and taking all the window seats.
These days, inner-city cafes, bookstores and parks are always invaded with cool dudes riding bikes/picnicking/reading/listening to Angus Stone/eating some sort of gourmet concoction that is made to look 100% better when it’s Instagrammed.
Do you want to hear the good news?
Now there is an app to help you avoid (or follow) all of that.
Travel user review website Yelp has launched a site called “Worldmap” which reveals heat maps of 14 major cities including Chicago, Paris and Los Angeles based on keywords that feature in their review site.
Basically, Worldmap pulls in all the reviews of bars, cafes restaurants and businesses from its main site by using keywords such as ‘cheap’ and ‘pasta’ which then produces a heat map to give people visual representations of popular spots.
And one of the most popular keywords? Hipster.
Look, I’ll admit it. I am one of those hipsters – or as I like to call myself, a wipster (wannabe hipster). BUT I do find it hard to avoid the scene when I want to revert to my mainstream ways.