Oh, hey, look at that: according to a new study, Yelp reviews appear to have a tendency to be racist, as well as all the other negative qualifiers you’d care to lob their way. Fancy that.
Online slapfights over the most absurd things and passionate, unhinged internet holy wars over stuff no one should have any reason to care about are probably my favorite thing about the internet. This story is no exception.
Hi there! Are you a current or former restaurant owner who has been screwed over by Yelp’s shitty practices, or do you know one who has? We’d like to hear from you!
Oh good. More Yelp fuckery.
The sun rises, the sun sets, Yelp is accused of doing something massively dickish and unethical. Let’s get to it, shall we?
If a stunt carried out by one Italian newspaper is any indication, Yelp isn’t the only terrible online review site.
Perhaps 9 out of every 10 times an owner responds snarkily to a bad Yelp review, it winds up making the owner look worse by comparison. If so, this is the 10th time.
It takes a lot to make an online restaurant reviewer look like the lesser asshole in any given scenario, but this would certainly be a way to do it.
If you've ever wished restaurants would stop bending over backwards to accommodate horrible customers, I've got a really fun story for you.
What does one do when you don't get the table you want at a restaurant? Ask to speak to a manager at most, right? Nah, how about instead you repeatedly call the host "retarded" and tell your server you're not tipping her because of said host? Sure, that sounds good.
Remember Botto Bistro, the Richmond, CA restaurant that hates Yelp so much they were offering 25% off pizza to any customer who left them a bad Yelp review? They're back, they're offering an even bigger discount, and they are so filled with loathing for the website that I'm a little surprised they haven't tried to…
Of all the wonderful and fascinating things the internet has done for humanity, there might not be anything more magical than its capacity for shining a light on the most captivating examples possible of human self-absorption and absurdity. Nowhere is this more evident than Yelp.
If you needed any evidence that Yelp reviewers aren't the only people on the website who are terrible at life, look no further.
Here's a shocker: an unnamed company has posted a Craigslist ad soliciting Yelpers to post fake reviews for pay.
Ill-founded or just plain lying negative reviews on Yelp are usually a reason for restaurant owners to lose sleep, as are Yelp's extortionist business practices. The owners of one restaurant near San Francisco, CA, however, have come up with the best and snarkiest possible solution to the problem.
Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco essentially ruled that extortion is perfectly legal — at least, if the minds behind Yelp are the ones doing it.
If power stations could be run on entitled stupidity, Yelp is living proof that all of humanity would never need live in darkness again.
Ever read a Yelp review and say, "Jesus, that's some asinine bullshit. I wish someone would make fun of that crap"? If the answer is yes, look no further, because Kitchenette is on the case.
Whether you love or hate Yelp, you have to admit it has a surprising level of influence in the Internet Age — and like any forum where average people get to say what they think, a WHOLE lot of stupid goes on there. So what happens when we find the dumbest restaurant reviews on Yelp and mock the living hell out of them?