I’ve been using Yahoo! Local with some regularity since I still don’t know the area I live in all that well1. Today I had lunch with Steve and I eIM’ed him the URL of the place from Yahoo! Local. Let me tell you, that is one ugly looking URL:
260 characters of ugliness.
Even the del.icio.us and Flickr’s GUID URLs are much better – merely because they are shorter. I wonder how many people have e-mailed out a Yahoo! Local URL to someone, only to have their e-mail program insert line breaks and break the URL2
Yahoo! is making a bunch of good decisions these days, I hope that implementing a better URL scheme for Local is one they get to soon.