Monday, December 9, 2013

yelp or squelch? The secret life of a social media ... trickster?

Updated: 3/31/14
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From: Anglen, Robert  
Date: Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Subject: Story on camelback consign
To: Glenn Michaels 

Story is in today's paper. Your blog is mentioned prominently in the story. Thanks for all of your help. Here is a link:

How about an internet wide contest to rename yelp to something more appropriate? How is that done?

Let's see. What might one see upon opening this virtually invisible link? Frankenstore?

To be fair, there are many positive reviews, too. Turns out, most of the negative reviews come from the folks who provide the items the happy reviewers bought or looked at. And for whatever reason, the negative reviews seem to have begun cropping up this year.

Still, squelch is doing all of us a great disservice by hiding such reviews. Moreover, it is essentially sheltering what might seem to be an ill-behaved business. 

Then again, there might be a conspiracy to smear this wonderful business by a bunch of naughties. 

You'll have to be the judge. What's really going on? Hmmm. Have you checked with the Better Business Bureau? Or looked at my post about the BBB?

Mike Burns wasn't born yesterday. He wasn't born on the Fourth of July, either. NOPE. Mike Burns was born on 9/11 in 1952. 
He was destined. 
Don't forget to tip a hat to Ms. Indispensable, Vera Manuz, either. Where would Mike be without her?

I don't know if the truth will set you free. But fuss loud enough with a big 'nough bunch a friends and I swear folks 'll do near anything to get you to shut up. Fast as they can. 


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