How Do You Read User Reviews

September 17th, 2008 by Mariah

Here is an article written in the Washington Post about websites designed just for posting Reviews. I thought it to be very interesting and mentioned a few good points to consider when thinking about leaving a comment. Sincerely, Mariah Morris Bed and Breakfast Guide. “If you’re going someplace where you don’t live and know few people, you’ll have to rely on the opinion of strangers. Simple enough — but which strangers?

This is something I’ve been mulling over since getting back from last week’s vacation. More so than on any earlier trip, I relied on the Web instead of guidebooks for advice on where to stay and eat. And not just when planning our trek to Portland, Ore., and its beach/mountain surroundings, but during it. Between my own smartphone and the review iPhone (not due back to Apple’s PR department for another week), I could look up advice on the go — subject, of course, to the limits of Sprint and AT&T’s networks.

But as anybody who’s lost too many hours to reading over conflicting hotel reviews on TripAdvisor can attest, more information can get in the way of making a decision. Everybody seems to like that cute little bed-and-breakfast in the countryside, but what about the minority of negative reviews that raise specific complaints?”

Any feedback in regards to this would be very much appreciated. Bed and Breakfast Guide