I’ve been using Yahoo! Local a lot recently for finding local businesses and restaurants. Sending links to friends, however, is a bit painful because the URLs are so long (and tend to break in email clients).
To make this a little bit easier, I created a bookmarklet that strips the URL down to just the minimum fields, suitable for sending by email. I’ve confirmed this works with IE 6.0 and Firefox 1.0.4 on Windows
, but haven’t had a chance to test on a Mac yet and have heard it works fine with Safari 2.0 / Mac OS X.
To install, drag the following link to your browsers’ toolbar: Y!Local Send
Update: I tweaked the bookmarklet to work correctly with IE6 on Windows XP Service Pack 2. If dragging the link to IE toolbar doesn’t work, right-click on the link and choose Add to Favorites, answer Yes to the warning, then select the Links folder.
Update 2005-07-14: I tweaked the bookmarklet again because it seems that Yahoo! Local changed a parameter for the “details” results.