Hotpot, Google's a new local recommendation engine powered by you and your friends, is now available in regular Google search results around the world, announced Google.
So say you're looking for a restaurant in Barcelona. Go to Google and search [restaurant barcelona]. If a friend has rated a particular restaurant, you might see their rating and what they had to say about it--as well as their name and photo--directly beneath that restaurant's listing. To see all recommendations by your friends, click "Places" on the lefthand side of the page, and choose '"Friends only." Remember, you'll need to be logged in to your Google account in order to see recommendations.
Seeing place recommendations based on your tastes and those of your friends across more Google searches will make results more relevant to you and maybe lead you to discover a new gem. If you don't have Hotpot friends yet, you can invite them to share all the places they love with you by using the "Friends" tab on google.com/hotpot.
Also, starting today, Google's making Hotpot available in 38 new languages--including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian and Spanish--allowing people to share their favorite places in their native language.