Yelp has no standards thus empowering everyone to use the media for whatever end. Abuse is one likely outcome and Yelp has been number one in that area. I wonder how much of what enters Yelp reviews is illegitimate. The basic assumption for writing reviews has been that the person is somewhat honest and fair. The experience entitles the person to express one’s reaction. That assumption about who is entitled to use social media is very UNFAIR. Business get hurt and ordinary people are misled by the hour everyday because the underlying assumption for this system is FALSE.
Eater brings us word that Mission district ice cream it girl Humphry Slocombe experienced its very first Yelp bullying.