Posts tagged "yelp"

‘Bar Roulette’ App Sends You To A Top Rated Surprise Bar In Your Nabe

Ever have the urge to be magically transported to a mystery drinking establishment so that you can feel like you’re waking up from a blackout but like, in reverse? Well then, here is the app for you!
The cool new app was built by Tyler Swartz and takes info from Yelp and then mashe…

Katrin Higher / August 15, 2015

People Horrified By The Death Of Cecil The Lion Are Leaving Scathing Yelp Reviews For Hunter’s Dental Practice

Yesterday, I wrote about the death of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, who was killed earlier this month after being lured off protected land and then shot with a bow and arrow by a Minnesota dentist and big game hunting enthusiast named Walter Palmer. Cecil was gravely injured but not killed by the shot, and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2015

Dating Don’ts: Yelp Reviews For 5 Popular, Online Dating Sites

Choosing a restaurant to eat at is an easy, fun task. Say there’s a new Chinese-Cuban-Indonesian fusion place that opened up on your block. Maybe you want to go there one night, because you enjoy clever fusion and you’re hungry, but you’ve never been and don’t want to waste your money on some greasy noodles.

Megan Reynolds / February 4, 2014

RIP Society: Yelp Reviewers Sue Because They Are “Unpaid Writers”

Plenty of people write Internet comments, especially if they found a dead fly in their guacamole. But some Yelp reviewers want payment for their “writing,” which they claim is integral to the site’s success. A California class action lawsuit filed by a group of reviewers says they are actually unpaid employees. Yelp is in violatio…

Claire Hannum / October 31, 2013

Yes, There’s A Yelp Review For That: 6 NYC Jail Reviews

Going to jail is (usually) not funny. But writing a Yelp review about going to jail? That’s hilarious. Randomly, I came across a Yelp listing for NYC’s Central Booking, which is the holding pen for freshly arrested criminals and would-be criminals, which is also lovingly referred to as “the Tombs.” (It’s also heavily featured o…

Julie Gerstein / January 22, 2013

Yelp Helps Hungry Hipsters Find Places To Dine

I’m glad that Yelp has finally recognized the hipsters as a category of people that need to eat. Now you can find out if a restaurant or bar is known for its “hipster” ambience. But you’d better act quickly, as once an establishment earns a “hipster” rating, all the actual hipsters stop going there. Maybe…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 23, 2011