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4 weeks ago by rhys
How TripAdvisor changed travel | News | The Guardian
> TripAdvisor is to travel as Google is to search, as Amazon is to books, as Uber is to cabs – so dominant that it is almost a monopoly.

> Bad reviews can be devastating for business ... In response, the hospitality industry has lawyered up, and it is not uncommon for businesses to threaten to sue customers who post negative reviews.

> As the so-called “reputation economy” has grown, so too has a shadow industry of fake reviews, which can be bought, sold and traded online.

> Thus, in promising a faithful portrait of the world, TripAdvisor has, like other tech giants, found itself in the unhappy position of becoming an arbiter of truth, of having to determine which reviews are real and which are fake, which are accurate and which are not, and how free speech on their platform should be.
internet  fake-news  travel  tripadvisor  capitalism  truth 
6 weeks ago by tarakc02
How Tripadvisor changed travel • The Guardian
Linda Kinstler:
<p>As the so-called “reputation economy” has grown, so too has a shadow industry of fake reviews, which can be bought, sold and traded online. For TripAdvisor, this trend amounts to an existential threat. Its business depends on having real consumers post real reviews. Without that, says Dina Mayzlin, a professor of marketing at the University of Southern California, “the whole thing falls apart”. And there have been moments, over the past several years, when it looked like things were falling apart. One of the most dangerous things about the rise of fake reviews is that they have also endangered genuine ones – as companies like TripAdvisor raced to eliminate fraudulent posts from their sites, they ended up taking down some truthful ones, too. And given that user reviews can go beyond complaints about bad service and peeling wallpaper, to much more serious claims about fraud, theft and sexual assault, their removal becomes a grave problem.

Thus, in promising a faithful portrait of the world, TripAdvisor has, like other tech giants, found itself in the unhappy position of becoming an arbiter of truth, of having to determine which reviews are real and which are fake, which are accurate and which are not, and how free speech on their platform should be. It is hard to imagine that when CEO Stephen Kaufer and his co-founders were sitting in a pizza restaurant in a suburb of Boston 18 years ago dreaming up tripadvisor.com, they foresaw their business growing so powerful and so large that they would find themselves tangled up in the kinds of problems that vex the minds of the world’s most brilliant philosophers and legal theorists. From the vantage point of 2018, one of the company’s early mottos now seems comically naive: “Get the truth and go.”

Many of the difficult questions the company faces are also questions about the nature of travel itself, about what it means to enter unknown territory, to interact with strangers, and to put one’s trust in them. These are all things that one also does online – it is no coincidence that the some of the earliest analogies that we once used to talk about the digital world (“information superhighway”, “electronic frontier”) tended to belong to the vocabulary of travel. In this sense, the story of TripAdvisor, one of the least-examined and most relied-upon tech companies in the world, is something like a parable of the internet writ large.</p>

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Socialwarming  tripadvisor  recommendation  fake 
7 weeks ago by charlesarthur
How TripAdvisor changed travel | News | The Guardian
The world’s biggest travel site has turned the industry upside down – but now it is struggling to deal with the same kinds of problems that are vexing other tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter.
tripadvisor  travel  beware  article  theguardian 
8 weeks ago by aeng
How TripAdvisor changed travel | News | The Guardian
The world’s biggest travel site has turned the industry upside down – but now it is struggling to deal with the same kinds of problems that are vexing other tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter.
TripAdvisor  travel  usergeneratedcontent  consumerreviews  review  history  profile  Guardian  2018 
8 weeks ago by inspiral
Walking Tours in Berlin - TripAdvisor
First check out the walking tours offered by the hostel, if any, before considering these tours:

- Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour (Original Berlin Walks)
- Berlin Highlights and Hidden Sites Historical Walking Tour (Insider Tour, 4 hrs)
- Berlin's Infamous Third Reich Sites Half-Day Walking Tour (Original Berlin Walks)
- Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain (Alternative Berlin Tours, half day)
germany  berlin  tours  reviews  tripadvisor 
july 2018 by aeng
3 Days in Prague: Travel Guide on TripAdvisor
This three-day guide is for everybody who wants to see Prague's famous beauty, avoid "tourist traps" and find hidden gems that only locals know about. You will see the best of Prague and get a sense of what the bohemian lifestyle truly stands for.
prague  travel  guide  tripadvisor 
june 2018 by aeng
Best Luxury Hotels in the World - TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards
Best Luxury Hotels in the World - TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards: See the best hotels in the world as determined from ratings by travellers like you.
tripadvisor  vacation  ideas  holiday 
may 2018 by Jeunj

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