Dot Com Hubris: Yelp Emulating a Greek Tragedy

First they screwed up getting bought by Google. Then I started hearing first-hand accounts of Yelp sales people extorting money from small-business owners.

Now this:

Yelp has crossed Philip Greenspun, known for his pioneering work publishing long-form Web content and for starting, more than 15 years ago, a large and technically sophisticated community website — the sort of place Yelp could be if the startup spent less time organizing bacchanals and more time refining code.

via Yelp Is Now Disappointing Internet Pioneers – yelp – Gawker.

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