Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Amazon Reviews

I find it quite interesting that if you look how the amateur reviews are scored on Amazon (as in 2 out of 16 found this [review] helpful), people singing the praises of anything will get (usually) '100% of people found this helpful' whereas if you express displeasure or disappointment then only a few will say that they found it helpful. Surely it's better to be more discriminating, not just blindly enthuse about something?

2 comments:

marc aurel said...

So right! On imdb it is actually hard to find a negative review at all of a popular film. Incidentally, I dropped word verification some time ago and found no augmentation of unwanted comments or spam. I think Google maintain their own filters. Anyway here goes... a special delight for slightly dyslexic people like me.
zbwsqrnn? I mean really:)

French Fancy said...

Thanks for the tip. I've just removed the word verification and if I get lots of spammers I'll send them to you :)