Review Skeptic reviews hotel reviews


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/07/20/review-skeptic-reviews-hotel-r.html


#2

Yes, but is there a Review Skeptic Skeptic to review the hotel review reviews?


#3

Sure is, but you can’t trust anything on it, according to Review Skeptic Skeptic Skeptic…


#4

I have a friend who works for one of those companies and we had a really interesting conversation about their algorithm and how any modifications they do to refine it to help trim out fake reviews is instantly greeted with a besieged phone bank of calls from hotels asking why their ranking has dropped one or two places.

Nobody apparently calls to ask why theirs went up however.


#5

Na-ah.


#6

Will there ever be a system that gives the rank of a movie/hotel/restaurant based on people that have a similar vote history as yours?


#7

I’m starting a Review Review Review Review Skeptic Skeptic Skeptic Skeptic, but I’m not even sure what that entails anymore now that I’ve finished writing this.


#8

Netflix already does this.


#9

Your parentheses match, if that helps.


#10

Are we sure it’s not cumulative? (Review (Review (Review (Review (Skeptic (Skeptic (Skeptic Skeptic)))))))


#11

TripAdvisor does something more personal (for better or worse) where it tells you which of your friends have stayed at one hotel or gone to another local restaurant.

Personally I find it off putting, but others seem to like it.


#12

It seems to me that a

is just null? So this would reduce to

Or does my argument belong in the skeptic tank?


#13

This site http://fakespot.com/ claims to do the same thing for Amazon reviews, based on such things as the individual history of the reviewers. I haven’t used it except to try it out, but I like the concept. :star:. :star: :star: :star: :star:

Also obligatory:


#14

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