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How the Law Is Changing Online Reviews

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Local businesses have a love/hate relationship with Yelp. On one hand, having an active Yelp page with great reviews can be a real boon. But just a few irate customers can sink a company's reputation on the site.

The 20 Types Of Yelp Reviewers

Thrillist | Posted 09.03.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

These 20 types of reviewers are ones you'll definitely recognize.

It's Getting Tougher to Quit Social Media

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.22.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

Consider how deep you are in social media dung right now, and consider how hard it would be if you just let all of it go, today.

This Hotel's $500 Fine For Bad Reviews Is Backfiring Horribly

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology

Union Street Guest House in Hudson, New York pulled a written rule off its website on Monday that charged newlyweds if their guests posted a negative ...

Thanks to Yelp, We've Assembled Your City-by-City Illinois Restaurant Travel Guide

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

If you're having a hard time figuring out where to take the family for dinner, or maybe that hot date of yours, there's a list for that.

Justin Hartfield & Weedmaps.com

Bill_Robinson | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Bill_Robinson

Justin Hartfield founded an Irvine, California-based company, Weedmaps, that I came to find out is considered the "Yelp of Cannabis."

12 Tips for Reading Yelp and TripAdvisor Reviews

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

"Meh": If this word is used, usually in the first sentence, stop reading and move on. The person is obviously trying to sound trendy and really has nothing to offer you.

Yelp Is About To Get Even More Annoying

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.22.2014 | Taste

Food photos just graduated to video, and we're not excited.

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...

Great Gatsby Era Building in San Francisco Goes Green

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

Built in the "Great Gatsby era," this remarkable Art Deco building was the tallest tower in San Francisco for almost 40 years. Today, 140 New Montgomery may be only 33rd in height, but it's still the talk of the town, from NPR's KQED Radio in San Francisco to The Atlantic in D.C.

You Can Now Use Emojis To Search On Yelp, And It's Not As Pointless As It Sounds

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology

For the hungry and the lazy, hunting down the perfect slice of pizza just got better, thanks to the ingenious merging of Yelp and emojis. Yelp rele...

Go Home, Facebook. Yelp Just Won

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology

Maybe Facebook should have held off on that decision to buy Oculus VR after all. I mean, sure, that's a cool virtual reality headset maker. But it...

Behold: The Most Well-Rounded Restaurant Bucket List Ever

Posted 03.05.2014 | Taste

People have bucket lists for different things: travel, activities, movies, etc, but here, we keep a bucket list for where to eat. Thankfully, Yelp.com...

Online Image Repair: From 'Do Nothing' to 'Black Ops'

John P. David | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
John P. David

Restaurants get bad reviews, businesses get slammed for poor customer service, and some people have Internet skeletons which inconveniently appear in search engine results. What does one do if this happens? The spectrum of solutions runs wide from "let it ride" to engaging in black ops activities.

Christina Wilkie

Yelp Ready To Push Congress On Libel Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The review site Yelp plans to lobby Congress for patent reform and protections against abusive lawsuits for online reviewers, according ...

Trend Report: A Day In The Life Of A Person Who Eats Food In 2014

Foodbeast | Posted 03.01.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

Bacon, sriracha, Yelp, cronuts -- we think we're all about ready to move on.

Yelping Christmas

Tom Falco | Posted 02.23.2014 | Comedy
Tom Falco

Check out Tom Falco's cartoons daily at Tomversation.com or at the iPhone app Comic Chameleon....

Yelp -- Is It Hurting Small Business?

Anne Phillips | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Anne Phillips

Big businesses are less likely to have to rely on Yelp reviews as people know who they are -- but small businesses may live and die by Yelp reviews.

Why I'm Not Taking Down My Lulu Reviews (For Now)

George Zaidan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Women
George Zaidan

Yes, most of the material in your Lulu review is sand and salt, but there are probably a few grains of truth buried in there, too... truths that you've recognized. And knowing that other people recognize them too is a powerful thing.

Do eCommerce Giving Programs Effectively Raise Money for Charity?

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The idea behind craigconnects is giving the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. I see it as everyone doing some small, or big, part. One way to do this is by giving back via purchases and a few key initiatives.

Hilarious: Texas Woman Horrified After Accidentally Staying In Gay Hotel

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Yelp reviewer Elise K. got a bit more than she bargained for when she checked into THE OUT NYC hotel in New York's Hell's Kitchen (apparently she miss...

Were These Yelp Reviews From Chuck E. Cheese Or Prison?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Comedy Central's new show social media-centric comedy game show "@Midnight" showed panelists some Yelp reviews with a surprisingly challenging questio...

Insufferable Yelp Reviewers Sue Company, Call It A 'Slave Ship'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.31.2013 | Small Business

A group of irate reviewers have sued Yelp, claiming that they are unpaid writers who are vital to the company’s existence. The plaintiffs filed ...

Yes, There's Actually A Yelp Review Of Dade County Jail

Posted 10.31.2013 | Miami

Those who've never had a brush with the law could likely guess that Dade County Jail would have lousy food and scratchy sheets. But a Yelp review o...

Trust Is the New Business Currency

Matthew Ricketts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Matthew Ricketts

Today there is a new business currency. It can't be found at the local bank, or purchased for any price. The new commodity is trust. And while I speak of trust as a commodity it can't be bough or sold. It has to be earned.