I want stuff that is truely free without the need to be subjected to exploitation, money grubbing and spyware. Think of how much we continue to pay for MS and Adobe’s text editiors when these parasites were paid off a long time ago. I love stuff that disables parasitism. I do not believe in tanstaffl, without parasites almost everything is free! Please bring us a string and conflict of interest free (means no ads or sponsorship of any kind) Yelp killer and make it free- no ads no stupid business behind it- a popcorn time kills Yelp story. When something can be done for free it should be. Tragedy of the commons is pure idiocy.
I think my bitterness toward yelp came from two places- 1. Sponsored placement and similar ranking games (not sure where that stands today) and 2. their manipulative insistance that the end user download their spyware app, they tease but censor eveything unless they can treat you like property- ala F book. You can sometimes profile the level of psycopathy in a company in the first few seconds with an online product, with yelp there is the sense right off that a good percentage of the staff isn’t ethical enough to be involved in a project that takes up mind share. Look at FB, first we pay ISP, which is increasingly questionable and then many people pay FB with attention stealing ad rape and loss of privacy and sale of their private info.