Cherry Pepsi and Lemonade*
* IMPORTANT: I prefer Tropicana Lemonade from the plastic bottle in the refrigerated section of the local supermarket. Lemon DRINK is nasty, and Simply Lemon is too pulpy.
When you think about how everyone is being reviewed and critiqued on the Internet lately, it is amazing that something as inherently negative such as Yelp is considered to be a valid source of information. If you aren’t familiar with it, Yelp.com is website that will allow ANYONE to leave a review or critique about a certain business (restaurants, hotels, plumbers, car dealers, just about anything that takes your cash, etc.).
Right now you are probably thinking, “that’s incredible! I can make a sound decision by reading these reviews.”
Here’s where you might want to reconsider what you just thought. How many times in your money spending life have you thought of actually taking the time to log into something and write a review? If you are having a wonderful experience or service scenario, these days, you are just thrilled that things are going as advertised and you are getting your money’s worth.
However, (ha), if the experience/service was horrible, I bet you and the majority of others would have enough anger/energy to compose a novella on Yelp.com about how horribly you were treated.
There is nothing in the Yelp mission statement about the balance of positive and negative reviews. Take a look at the mission statement from the site (my comments are in my WordPress theme’s lame excuse for bold):
Our purpose: To connect people with great local businesses
10 Things You Should Know About Yelp
Left this comment on Huffington post:
To make this system of “everyone is a published critic/reviewer” function properly, it is of UTMOST IMPORTANCE that you submit a GOOD review to yelp as much as you would a bad review. Problem is that people are lazy when they are enjoying themselves and don’t bother saying nice things. Yelp then turns into a truly invalid source for information as it will only contain NEGATIVE COMMENTS. Yelp is irrelevant like most vox populi these days.
in response to this article.
Why did I do all of this?
Read this post very quick. I may read it tomorrow, and be so embarrassed at how poorly it is written, I may just rip it down as fast as I posted it. I hope this doesn’t bring anyone down, its more of an opinion about the way things are changing in the mass media these days….. maybe just a simple request for people that “reads the Internets” to put shit into perspective.
…. my god… what was i thinking? that’s FUTILE! Just leave a comment if you feel so moved.
I think this ad should be re purposed to suit the many South Philly eateries we have around here (aka any greasy shit that can be prepared on an unclean surface and wrapped in wax paper).
Courtesy of Kevin.
Once again, Mark proves that ANYTHING can be grilled or smoked to perfection. Pork and Chicken-palooza! Dining at Mark’s, when the grill(s) and smoker are cranked, is what Summer is all about, baby!
I ate my face off this memorial day weekend! Thanks Mark (and John for excellent sack o salad and chips n dips)! You’s guysiz da bestist!