I bet this nitwit is on Yelp regularly reviewing restaurants…
No matter how good your mobile app is, there will always be at least one person who will trash it with a one-star rating on the App Store, just because some people can’t help hating on things. App developer Todd Ransom, who has developed an app that maps out the areas surrounding the gorgeous waterfalls of western North Carolina, explains on Twitter that his app has gotten a one-star review for the most ridiculous possible reason: The reviewer got stung by yellow jackets while using the app.
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I want to drive to Kansas City just to go to Voltaire restaurant, have some great food and shake this owner’s hand.
Read the owner’s awesome response to a whining Yelper asking for special treatment and threatening the owner’s livelihood here on the always awesome Eater site.
Thoughts on Yelp and this lawsuit?
Yelp(s yelp), a site that lets consumers post reviews of local businesses, allowed fake negative reviews to remain on its website in order to extract advertising money from local businesses, according to a class action complaint filed Wednesday in San Francisco.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Yelp shareholders by Joseph Curry, who claims that the company’s executives misled investors about its business practices in order to inflate Yelp’s stock price.
Specifically, Curry claims that Yelp used press releases and financial statements to tout its quality “first hand reviews” as well as its algorithms that screened out unreliable postings; however, Curry claims that in reality:
Algorithms purportedly designed to screen unreliable reviews did not comprehensively do so, and instead, the Company allowed such unreliable reviews to remain prominent while the Company tried to sell services designed to suppress negative reviews or make them go away; and
A Yelp spokesperson said the company has not seen the…
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