The Hidden Side of the Yelp Review Service (1 Viewer)

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Linda

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The Yelp review site is big in the US - not sure about other countries. I've used it often and quickly figured out how to sift away the fake glowing and hateful reviews. It is a great way to see what people think about the service and products from a company.

I happened on this article about a restaurant owner's experience with Yelp. Turns out once you start getting 5-star reviews, they want you sign up for (pay for) a premium service. The person in this article did not and found some of his 5-star reviews disappeared.

What to do - what to do? I love his take on the situation. He decided to fight the big guys in an unexpected way. He asked his customers to write a review but use a 1-star rating. Brilliant move because it became quite the joke. "Best pizza ever" 1-star.

It appeals to me because I've often been a work-around person. If you hear me say "Well, fine", then something unexpected is about to happen. Sometimes the unexpected or indirect approach gets the most attention. Going straight on with some business or government types does not always work. I think people are both tired of the abuse and the railing on about it. However, do something clever - now that does catch the attention of people and might even get them involved.

https://thehustle.co/botto-bistro-1-star-yelp/
 

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I think it's pretty shocking what some companies do to make money based on hidden things like this, which they may mention deep down in their user agreement / terms and conditions that no one reads.
 
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shocking what some companies do to make money based on hidden things
Pinterest got caught doing something similar. If your post includes some conservative sites, it will appear to the poster but not to anyone else - hidden censoring.
 
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Interesting.

But well 10 in 1 million perhaps read the whole thing
 
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Talked to a friend who relies on Yelp for their business - not happy with having to pay to keep the 5 star reviews but scared not to.
 
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Vimeo just banned Project Veritas, a conservative news network. Vimeo is a video site. More and more people are moving to http://bitchute.com which doesn't censor certain things.

Firefox also banned the Dissent add-on. Dissent allows a user to comment on any website, even those without comments. Since Dissent was being used more by conservatives, it was banned. Will Github start banning programs next?
 
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Ah, I see you are doing what Janne's astrology forecast mentioned; bringing up secrets for our perusal. In this case, secret ways of abuse of media power:cool:
 

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