Yahoo Local allows user contributions

Yahoo PR emailed to say users can now edit Yahoo Local listings and add their own ratings and reviews, collections, photos, and tags directly. Says the company, “For quality control purposes, these suggestions do not change a listing permanently, but are included as notes that can be reviewed by other users who can then agree or disagree to help denote whether the content should be trusted.” Windows Live Local also allows some user annotations, but this is a great step forward by Yahoo. I’d love to see this user-submitted information go even further, and be layered right onto the map.