On the heels of Data Wars, I thought this was a pertinent article to share from the Washington Post. While it does not specifically pertain to the discussion at hand it continues to point out how vulnerable data can be at various points and what it can be used for.
Little-known firms tracking data used in credit scores - The Washington Post …Continue
I knew there were a lot of unhappy Yelp business owners, but I wasn't quite sure how many. Seems there is a decent bunch willing to complain about it. It looks like similar issues cross industry lines when it comes to disappearing reviews, accusations of false negative reviews, review shuffling, algo filter a joke, and more. Makes for some entertaining reading and…Continue
Over the last year (plus) there have been numerous hypotheses shared regarding Google Places and the practice of customers entering reviews while still in the dealership or business. The crux of the discussion was whether or not Google was blocking reviews from a common IP address because of the possibility of gaming the system or as some have suggested, because a customer might feel “pressured” if asked to do this review while still at the business location.
Many opinions and…Continue