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Could Instagram inspire the next Yelp?

Will the next location review service take its cues from Instagram? As the third party apps surrounding the photo sharing platform dive more and more into location, it's possible.
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Skedadel lets you discover cool places through Instagram images

A new app using Instagram images and a unique algorithm wants to help you find the best places in the world.
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Do we deserve rewards for online rants and raves? Some users – and platforms – say yes

Some members of the Elite Yelp community are suing, saying they're unpaid employees. The lawsuit comes as new light has been shed on Amazon rewarded its top reviewers - so are these Yelp users right?
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Is Facebook trying to dethrone Yelp?

You can now review places on Facebook -- is the social network trying to compete with Yelp? And if it is, will you use the social network to review businesses?
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Love your city? Want free stuff? Here’s how to become a Google City Expert

The Google City Experts program is one of the best features on Google+: Who doesn't want free food and drink just to talk about their city? Here's how you can take advantage of it in a few easy steps.
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Google City Experts is awesome now – but will it suffer the same fate as Yelp Elites?

Is being a Google City Expert as fancy as being Yelp Elite? The search giant is looking to build up the ever important reviews and insight content in Google Local by following Yelp's playbook.
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New York State busts 19 companies for creating fake online reviews

Looking to curtail the creation of fake online reviews for New York businesses, the NY Attorney General's office used a year-long sting to shed light on the shady practices of online marketing companies.
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Google launches City Expert program to compete with Yelp

Looking for a way to attract higher quality reviews to the Google+ Local and Google Maps platforms, Google is searching for city experts to create authoritative reviews for businesses in major cities.
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Miss Netiquette’s guide to putting reviews online

Social media can be a tricky thing to navigate and no one has written the rules on codes of conduct. We're here to help you with best practices for sites Web-wide, and this includes the dos and don'ts of being an online reviewer.
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Miss Netiquette’s guide to using location and check-in apps without harassing your friends

Social media can be a tricky thing to navigate and no one has written the rules on codes of conduct. We're here to help you with best practices for sites Web-wide, and this includes the dos and don'ts of check-ins and location apps.
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Want to avoid hipsters, frat boys or yuppies? Yelp can help

Definitely ideal for anyone that's just moved to a big city, Yelp Wordmap can help users find businesses and venues that are frequented by hipsters, yuppies, frat boys or tourists.
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Yelp sues business selling fake reviews

Yelp is sick and tired of sites like BuyYelpReview that offer to write fake testimonials to increase a business's popularity on the recommendations platform.