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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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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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What Trip Advisor really thinks about free speech and the truth

Look at how Trip Advisor views free speech and arguably  about getting the truth about Trip Advisor before making your travel plans, discussion silenced: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187070-i12-k3561440-T_A_Expedia_being_sued-France.html#25636135 Was reported in the Ottawa Citizen, link has been disappeared: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/travel/French+hoteliers+Expedia/2918899/story.html

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Is TripAdvisor committing a travel scam when they claim to offer “real hotel reviews you can trust”

We will be taking a lot at all sorts of travel scams by online travel sites and bloggers which obscure the truth about travel and confuse the spirit of free speech. We will start with this little gem recieved from … Continue reading

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