When did we start rating and reviewing everything? Just got back from vacation. Review the rental property, they reviewed us. Every lyft driver reviewed us and ask for reviews. Airline wanted a review. Had to talk to customer service, review the agent. When did all this start happening?

When did we start rating and reviewing everything? Just got back from vacation. Review the rental property, they reviewed us. Every lyft driver reviewed us and ask for reviews. Airline wanted a review. Had to talk to customer service, review the agent. When did all this start happening?

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  1. Did you check your rental for spy cameras? They might be reviewing more than your stay! That poor Lyft driver is half-starved. He NEEDS the reviews because a hungry dog hunts best. It both drives workers and creates a reputation. Unfortunately, it also does all the terrible things. Restaurants are judged by how they RESPOND to reviews. wtf? It started happening because as consumers we thought reviews were important. That’s just not true any more. Reviews are mostly lies.

  2. I don’t review or give feedback on anything. It’s all market research/data collection and back in the day corporations used used to pay people to do that for them. Now they have just convinced everyone to give it to them for free. Fuck that. If everyone refused to do this stuff then that would put pressure on them to start paying us for it again. Stop giving reviews or surveys for free, you don’t work for these people for fuck sake!

  3. Ever since we started checking the reviews for things. Everything is online, we don’t need to ask friends for their opinion, competition grows and we’re all spoiled for choice.

    I’m not sure about businesses reviewing peope but the reason why THEY bug you to write reviews is as follows:

    Only people who did not like the service are the ones who go and write reviews without being asked to. So if they didn’t keep on nudging you to give reviews then everybody would have bad ratings.

    Eg: If you found a cockroach in the soup, there’s an insanely high chance you’ll take time to write a scathing review…..on the other hand – if you had gotten good soup, odds are you would have had it and just gone back to continuing your day.

    Also……about 15-20 good reviews = 1 bad review.

    So statistically, without asking people to write reviews, they’d prolly get 4-5 good reviews for 1 bad review, which isn’t enough to try and drown the bad ones.

  4. I guess people just want the best and easiest experience for the time and money they give, and since the invention of the internet giving and finding reviews is effortless. Maybe it was so addictively convenient the world went overboard with reviewing every little thing lmao

  5. User r/Crackinyourwall started off with a really thoughtful approach but then lost me half way through as I found the question to be too long and not concise enough. 3/5

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