Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Real People, Real Reviews"?

Suddenly I'm not such a big fan of Yelp:
This wasn't your average sales pitch. At least, not the kind that John, an East Bay restaurateur, was used to. He was familiar with Yelp.com, the popular San Francisco-based web site in which any person can write a review about nearly any business. John's restaurant has more than one hundred reviews, and averages a healthy 3.5-star rating. But when John asked Mike what he could do about his bad reviews, he recalls the sales rep responding: "We can move them. Well, for $299 a month."
Story here.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Kaus Files

This, my friends, is big enough news to make me break my blogging silence: Mickey Kaus to challenge Barbara Boxer in the Democratic primary for California Senate!