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grouchy consumers

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/opinion/sunday/panning-salon.html?_r=1     WORLD U.S. N.Y. / REGION BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE HEALTH SPORTS OPINION ARTS STYLE TRAVEL JOBS REAL ESTATE AUTOS LOOSE ENDS Panning Salon Rand Renfrow By JIM WINDOLF Published: December 17, 2011 RECOMMEND TWITTER LINKEDIN SIGN IN TO … Continue reading

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Mob rules; interesting look at the direction the internet is taking these days

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/mob-rules-when-twitterverse-crowd-turns-feral-20111203-1ocl2.html Mob rules when twitterverse crowd turns feral Bruce Guthrie December 4, 2011OPINION ‘There’s a downside – it’s appalling what people will say anonymously.’ Photo: Phil Carrick Recent roastings of public identities portray a very antisocial social media. HAVE you noticed … Continue reading

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Hotels blackmailed with bad reviews

http://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-news/hotels-blackmailed-with-bad-reviews-1.1186307

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TripAdvisor reviews used as blackmail

http://news.carrentals.co.uk/tripadvisor-reviews-used-as-blackmail-34251441.html     TripAdvisor Reviews Used as Blackmail According to hotel owners, guests are using reviews on TripAdvisor to blackmail them. About 80 hotels and bed-and-breakfasts are claiming that customers are threatening to give them a bad review in order … Continue reading

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Let´s start our “fam” trip with the TALF- Trip Advisor London forum

TALF is the core of Trip Advisor´s civilian militia. Look around and send a comment with your email, which I will not post. http://www.tripadvisor.com/SearchForums?ff=17&geo=186338&scope=2&q=talf&s=D Contribute Share your knowledge about London! Add a new Traveler Article!    Add a new topic    Need … Continue reading

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Coming soon, “Who is Who” at Trip Advisor

The Tallfies, the invisible hands of Trip Advisor and its staff.

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Here is an example of the kind of active role Trip Advisor plays in manipulating properties popularity indices

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2011/11/15/online-reviews-controversy-growing-amid-charges-of-fake-reviews-defamatory-comments/ /STAFF/Technology/DIGITAL LIFE Online reviews: Controversy growing amid charges of fake reviews, defamatory comments November 15, 2011. 7:48 am • Section: Digital Life, STAFF Recently I wrote a story about user-generated reviews and the growing controversy over the issue of fake reviews. In the … Continue reading

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