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Hunger Games: What’s Behind Yelp’s Fake Reviews?

Hunger Games: What’s Behind Yelp’s Fake Reviews?

| November 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Restaurants with a “weak” reputation are more likely to write fake positive reviews, a study finds. But chain restaurants, which do not benefit greatly from Yelp, are less likely to commit review fraud.

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Secret Post

Secret Post

| February 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Last week, Bay Area Bites blogger Stephanie Im called attention to Secret San Francisco’s popular Facebook presence. A few days before Im’s post appeared, I myself joined the group with a few lazy clicks, galvanized into action by the droves of friends doing the same. At least, with its relentless updates regarding their statuses, Facebook made me feel like I was part of a movement.

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Yelp: (No) Thanks for Sharing

Yelp: (No) Thanks for Sharing

| July 4, 2008 | 32 Comments

In celebration of our most patriotic holiday, I am declaring my own independence from what I consider one of the most irritating sites on the internet– Yelp.com. Even the name causes me to chafe.

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Coffee Bar

Coffee Bar

| April 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

This was supposed to be an easy-does-it post… Go to Coffee Bar. Go to Coffee Bar to get a beautiful, just-for-you cup of Clover-made coffee. Go to Coffee Bar because it is not Starbucks, which, not surprisingly, is just around the corner. And then, upon my second trip into the place, I bugged the barista […]

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