There's a lot of noise in social media, particular with crowd-sourced reviews sites like Yelp. The latest episode of South Park pokes fun at self-absorbed and entitled Yelp users who think they are important critics.
Google is skewing search results in their own favor. According to the rather unsurprising results, Google favors its own content when returning local search results, which is -- surprise, surprise -- a violation of competition laws.
Yelp, the business-reviews site, has a little-known feature that lets businesses find out personal information about users who are searching for said businesses on the site. This could privacy concerns.
The earnings reports of Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yelp suggest that their user bases are stagnating and failing to grow as quickly as analysts anticipated. The implication is that people just aren't as drawn to social media these days.
Health officials in NY City are using Yelp restaurant reviews to help them locate eateries with dodgy hygiene practices. As many people fail to report incidents of food poisoning to the authorities, the reviews are turning out to be a rich…
Hoping to resolve the issue with TripAdvisor at some point in the future, hotels and restaurants are being forced into handing over freebies to TripAdvisor users or be faced with a negative online review.
Yelp's just posted a crowd-sourced 'Top 100 Places To Eat' list on its site, offering food lovers some new ideas on places to eat. Seafood eatery Da Poke Shack in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, tops the tasty-looking chart.