Linked by snydeq on Thu 15th Dec 2011 21:17 UTC
In the News A new study from UCSB finds significant increases in businesses hiring organized shills to push products online. These 'malicious crowd-sourcing systems' enlist dozens or hundreds of professional shills to orchestrate mass account creation, generate bogus ratings, and post canned cut-and-paste positive reviews -- with each 'task' costing between 13 and 70 cents. 'Unscrupulous crowd-sourcing sites, coupled with international payment systems, have enabled a burgeoning crowdturfing market that targets U.S. websites, but is fueled by a global workforce.'
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RE: Problems for market research
by unclefester on Sat 17th Dec 2011 08:50 UTC in reply to "Problems for market research"
unclefester
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2007-01-13

Clever companies don't let you review a product on their website unless you have purchased that item from them. This almost completely stops shills and false reviews

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