Friday, November 19, 2010 | 2:08 PM
What an exciting first week for Hotpot. We launched Monday and announced Hotpot at the L3 meetup at the Ferry Building that night, and since then, the team’s been hard at work on the next phases of Hotpot, and, of course, rating all the places we know so we can stay on the top of our friend leaderboards (they’re catching up fast!).
The best part about this week? We’ve really been feeling the love from you guys. Thank you so much for jumping right in and rating, inviting your friends to share recommendations with you and sending us all your feedback.
A couple gems from Twitter that particularly made our day:
If you missed it, check out all the Twitter chatter about Hotpot here, and follow @GoogleHotpot to stay updated on news, tips and conversations about your favorite places.
You also showed us that you’re quite the creative bunch. We’ve been watching our Product Ideas page, where you can submit Hotpot feature ideas and vote on others by fellow users, closely. Pitching ideas and voting on them will be open through December, so look for responses from the team there during the next few weeks. A couple of the top-voted ideas you guys submitted (keep it coming):
Finally, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Vanessa, that's me in the photo below.
I'm Hotpot's community manager, which means I'm here to help you, Hotpot's users. I represent your wants and needs to the Hotpot team here at Google, so don’t be shy, tell us what you think. I'm also here to help keep things fun both on and offline, so sit tight for some cool stuff we have planned.
Well, it’s Friday, which means it’s time to make weekend plans. I’m in the mood for some delicious Thai food. Search is telling me a friend rated Klong in New York, where I live and work, five stars on Hotpot — done and done! As you’re planning your weekend, I’d love to know, did Hotpot suggest spots you’re going to check out? Share your Hotpot success stories in the comments.
Posted by Vanessa Schneider, Hotpot Team