Why Jonathan Gold Kinda Likes Yelp

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“I kind of like Yelp. It’s not a replacement for actual criticism, and I wouldn’t recommend making decisions based on its reviews, but for the first time in history, it is possible to discover what Taiwanese teenagers in Hacienda Heights think of a restaurant in Hacienda Heights aimed at Taiwanese teenagers. How could that not be useful to the dialogue?” –L.A. Weekly critic Jonathan Gold on the rise of “Citizen Criticism.” [Bon Appetit]

Why Jonathan Gold Kinda Likes Yelp