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What is Hotpot?

Hotpot is a location-based recommendation engine created by Google; it works with Google places. 1

The idea behind Hotpot is that it recommends places based on the user's ratings and the ratings of the user's friends. 2It allows users to uses their Gmail accounts and Google profiles to help them find friends.3

Each recommendation will have an explanation for why it was recommended. 4
A user must be signed into a Google account to receive personalized recommendations. 5 Hotpot also allows users to have a Hotpot profile nickname that is separate from the user's general Google account. The nickname will be public to everyone, but their full profile will only be available to their friends. 6