Audio player

Comments

How Did a Fake Restaurant Become #1 on TripAdvisor?

Wild Wild Tech

Games & Hobbies

How is it possible that a restaurant that doesn't exist could become the top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor? We get the answer from Oobah Butler, artist and prankster, who created "The Shed at Dulwich," a restaurant that served microwaved mac and cheese and boxed soup, but still managed to be the most-hyped restaurant in London. Jordan Erica Webber and Joshua Rivera explore how reliant we all are on reviews to make decisions for just about everything, even if reviews cannot always be trusted. They also talk to James Kay, Director of Communications for TripAdvisor, to hear their side of the story. And, Josh and Jordan speak with Davide Cerretini aka the One Star Chef, who after Yelp attempted to strongarm him in to pay for advertising, used Yelp's reviewing system against them to create the most popular one-star restaurants in the world. 

Follow Wild Wild Tech

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildwildtechpod/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wildwildtechpod/ 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


More episodes  


Listen to Why a Dystopian Future is Not So Far Away

Why a Dystopian Future is Not So Far Away

Apr 21, 2021
Listen to Mario, Switch and Zelda: The Nintendo Story

Mario, Switch and Zelda: The Nintendo Story

Mar 31, 2021
Listen to Can A.I. Bring the Dead Back to Life?

Can A.I. Bring the Dead Back to Life?

Mar 17, 2021
Listen to The Ratatouille Tik Tok Musical That Became a Sensation

The Ratatouille Tik Tok Musical That Became a Sensation

Mar 3, 2021
Listen to Reddit vs. Hedgefund Billionaires: The Full Gamestop Story

Reddit vs. Hedgefund Billionaires: The Full Gamestop Story

Feb 17, 2021
:: / ::
1.0x 1.5x 2.0x