I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor - VICE


102 bookmarks. First posted by evanwalsh december 2017.


Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had an impact on me: writing fake reviews on TripAdvisor. via Pocket
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april 2018 by subsonik
People don't want to be fooled?
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march 2018 by UltraNurd
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had an impact on me: writing fake reviews on TripAdvisor.
january 2018 by dagh
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had an impact on me: writing fake reviews on TripAdvisor.
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december 2017 by dominik
I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor (or why I don’t use the site) https://t.co/zrdgDBSmrx
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december 2017 by bytebot
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had…
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december 2017 by AramZS
I don't really know how to describe this but it is absolutely amazing.
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december 2017 by Athanos
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had…
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december 2017 by liebo7
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had an impact on me: writing fake reviews on TripAdvisor. Restaurant owners would pay me £10 and I'd write a positive review of their place, despite never eating there. Over time, I became obsessed with monitoring the ratings of these businesses. Their fortunes would genuinely turn, and I was the catalyst.

This convinced me that TripAdvisor was a false reality – that the meals never took place; that the reviews were all written by other people like me. However, they're not, of course – they're almost all completely genuine. And there was one other factor that seemed impossible to fake: the restaurants themselves. So I moved on.

And then, one day, sitting in the shed I live in, I had a revelation: within the current climate of misinformation, and society's willingness to believe absolute bullshit, maybe a fake restaurant is possible? Maybe it's exactly the kind of place that could be a hit?

In that moment, it became my mission. With the help of fake reviews, mystique and nonsense, I was going to do it: turn my shed into London's top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor.
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december 2017 by lehmannro
VICE hat eine Gartenlaube zum gefragtesten Restaurant auf TripAdvisor gefaked
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december 2017 by ballaschk
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december 2017 by habi
This convinced me that TripAdvisor was a false reality – that the meals never took place; that the reviews were all written by other people like me. However, they're not, of course – they're almost all completely genuine. And there was one other factor that seemed impossible to fake: the restaurants themselves. So I moved on.

And then, one day, sitting in the shed I live in, I had a revelation: within the current climate of misinformation, and society's willingness to believe absolute bullshit, maybe a fake restaurant is possible? Maybe it's exactly the kind of place that could be a hit?
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december 2017 by imaginaryfriend
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had…
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december 2017 by alexdunae
I realise what it is: the appointments, lack of address and general exclusivity of this place is so alluring that people can’t see sense. They’re looking at photos of the sole of my foot, drooling. Over the coming months, The Shed's phone rings incessantly.
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december 2017 by robertocarroll
Exposing trust networks such as TripAdvisor as untrustworthy: via
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december 2017 by GShaw
And then served customers Iceland ready meals on its opening night.
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december 2017 by iandick
This is a great read. Thanks Fr. James Bozeman!
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december 2017 by dgalloway
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had…
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december 2017 by zsoltika
Wait. Dulwich is round the corner from my neck off the woods. I need to get me a booking at The Shed.
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december 2017 by alpower
I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor https://t.co/uMjPNU54B8 via @viceuk

— Greg (@modern_ema) December 7, 2017
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december 2017 by greihing
Take advantage of the free advertising & open a restaurant!
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december 2017 by fedward
Fake news reaches restaurants—a humorous rendition.
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december 2017 by sudonim
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had an impact on me: writing fake reviews on TripAdvisor. Restaurant owners would pay me £10 and I'd write a positive review of their place, despite never eating there. Over time, I became obsessed with monitoring the ratings of these businesses. Their fortunes would genuinely turn, and I was the catalyst.
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december 2017 by dancall
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december 2017 by grzbielok
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had an impact on me: writing fake reviews on TripAdvisor.
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december 2017 by mud
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had…
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december 2017 by leftyotter
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december 2017 by chillinmilan
"How I Made My Garden Shed the Top Rated Restaurant in London On TripAdvisor" via
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december 2017 by jimpick
It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon in Milan but we are welcomed by the warm Californian vibes of Cali Thornhill DeWitt, one of the most radical and interesting…
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december 2017 by h-lame
דגמא מופתית לגונזו מקלדת, עם כתב Vice שהפך צריף בחצר שלו למסעדה הלונדונית הכי פופולרית ב-TripAdvisor
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december 2017 by alexpo
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had…
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december 2017 by drcraig
And then served customers Iceland ready meals on its opening night.
december 2017 by jokela
This is too good: hype creates reality:

I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor https://t.co/TorNzj74cS

— Emrys Schoemaker (@emrys_s) December 6, 2017
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december 2017 by semrys
And then served customers Iceland ready meals on its opening night.
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december 2017 by oclupaca
The evening crawls by. Joel spots the two on the roof above him and can’t stop looking. After 40 largely quiet minutes, the couple leaves. Joel looks furious.
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december 2017 by craniac
I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor
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december 2017 by cierniak
Scamming TripAdvisor with a fake restaurant
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december 2017 by nelson
RT : this is very internet very now
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december 2017 by neillyneil
Surprise! not everything on trip advisor is what it seems.
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december 2017 by mr_stru
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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december 2017 by zigg
TIL: The internet is a lie.
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december 2017 by billchristian