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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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More insight into Trip Advisor and its money making machine

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advisor/how-to-not-get-sued-using-tripadvisor/story-fn6sg2rl-1226040821794 How to not get sued using TripAdvisor   ON the hoteliers’ list of most despised things, TripAdvisor is near the top – along with bed-bugs, trashed rooms and guest mini-bar malpractices. I’ve never particularly been a fan of TripAdvisor’s reviews … Continue reading

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Trip Advisor-Expedia being sued in France

“Expedia has been ordered to pay a US $484,000 fine for “misleading marketing practices” following complaints from the French national union of hoteliers, Synhorcat.” http://www.tripadvisorcomplaints.com/news/expedia-sued-by-french-hoteliers/ http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/12557-hoteliers-fine-expedia-for-misleading-marketing/ The story below in case the link is broken: “The travel-booking site and its … Continue reading

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