Tag: yelp

by Jack Rosenberry

The vast majority of students — not to mention many teachers  — live and breathe social media connections. We tap into virtual communities for personal and professional reasons, integrating them with our “real-world” lives. At least at the individual level. But what of the notion that online community can enhance and support in-real-life-community on a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ProPublica adds ER wait times, hospital noise levels, and nursing home fines to Yelp (Lena Sun / Washington Post) 2. Cory Haik on how the Washington Post is rethinking its strategy for mobile (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. Police are using Facebook to get drug dealers to snitch on their competition (Aaron Sankin […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. It’s not enough to keep saying Silicon Valley has a diversity problem—we have to get specific (Andy Newman / Quartz) 2. Arianna Huffington’s improbable, insatiable content machine (David Segal / New York Times) 3. Why Yelp’s anti-competitive case against Google is weak at best (Mathew Ingram / Fortune) 4. U.S. House of Representatives allows […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google manipulates search results, according to study from Yelp and legal star Tim Wu (Mark Bergen / Re/code) 2. Were all those rainbow profile photos another Facebook experiment? (J. Nathan Matias / The Atlantic) 3. Poynter will partner for Pulitzer’s 2016 centennial with a focus on social justice (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 4. Where […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Univision buys African-American news site The Root (Shannon Bond / Financial Times) 2. What’s going on at Medium? (Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed) 3. NSA surveillance authority lurches closer to expiration (Mike DeBonis & Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post) 4. Global news organizations agree to share climate change content (Mark Sweney / Guardian) 5. Buying […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Once Comcast’s deal shifted to a focus on broadband, its ambitions were sunk (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 2. The California law that could be used as a ‘tool’ by police to harass journalists (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 3. Yelp wins dismissal of lawsuit over quality of its reviews (Jonathan Stempel […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Survival in the age of Spotify (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo / MIT Technology Review) 2. Millennial news site Mic premieres first video series in 2015 push (Tim Peterson / AdAge) 3. Lots of precedent for media dependence on Facebook, including cautionary tales (via Steve Buttry) 4. Tapping digital tools to study how the […] more »

by Melanie Stone

The question isn’t quite age-old, but it is one that has been asked since the rise of social networks: How much money is a tweet, post, pin, review or comment worth? A study released this week from ShareThis may have uncovered an answer. The research, developed by Beresford Research and presented in partnership with The […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Aereo case will shape TV’s future (David Carr / New York Times) 2. Newspaper industry narrowed revenue loss in 2013 as pay wall plans increased (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Comcast: Binge watching actually helps live TV ratings (Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat) 4. Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records to […] more »

by Lauren Orsini

Jordan Shafran’s family owned construction business, Shafran Construction, has been in the business of home improvement for 25 years. It has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, hundreds of happy customers — and a one-star review on Yelp. “Shafran Construction Company did the worst possible job I’ve ever seen,” reads the sole review, […] more »