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Rentals, Transparency, and Accountability: An Interview with Swapt's Clair Byrd

Phil Simon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

Apartment construction is surging with no end in sight. Enter Swapt, a company that bills itself as a platform that uses reviews from real renters t...

Is There A Way To Curb Bogus Restaurant Reviews?

Posted 10.22.2011 | Home

A growing problem in the world of online reviewing is the prevalence of false reviews, or deceptive opinion spam, which are "fictitious opinions that...

Bad Apples Get Loud in the Crowd

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

What a shame. The wisdom of crowds is a good idea. User reviews is another good idea. You click and then read. It's nice, except for the bad apples in the crowd. Sour grapes. Sweet lemons.

Do User-Generated Review Sites Sites do More Harm Than Good?

Pauline Millard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pauline Millard

I would worry about what these sites said about me and how they were monitored. Users post anonymously, and there are no checks and balances to investigate if any of the claims are valid.