Most Reviews are Fake
Most reviews are fake. It should not come as a big surprise to anyone that many 5 star and 1 star reviews are fake. What surprises me is too many people take reviews at face value. Here is my system for weeding out fake reviews from the real ones.
Use the Olympic method
I adopted the Olympic method to evaluate product reviews. First I discount all 5 star reviews. As what happens in Olympic scoring the highest score and the lowest score is thrown out. This is to prevent bias. For reviews it does the same thing. Many fake 5 star follow the same pattern. They are too long for a review. For the very long 5 star reviews they read as though a professional writer wrote the review. Fake reviews follow the rules for writing you learned in high school or college. There is a central thesis statement in the first one or two sentences followed by the arguments. Each argument is presented separately in each paragraph. Otherwise known as one idea per paragraph each supporting the thesis. The review flows easily from each argument to the next. This is NOT how people write casually when creating a review.
Short is not always better
5 star reviews can also be fake when too short. If you read reviews that are nothing more than “this is the best” or “great” or “This is perfect” they may be fake. I still discount those reviews as well because they tell me nothing about why the product is the best or great. I want to know how the product performed by someone who has taken the time to use the product before writing a review.
1 star reviews are problematic at best
Giving a product a one star review for a defective item is understandable. Especially if it does not work straight out of the box. I find that many one stars reviews are more about a person is not happy with some imagined grievance. A one star review can also be malicious from a competitor to try to damage the reputation of business. No matter why someone writes a one star review I discount it.
What should you believe in reviews?
I like to focus on the three star reviews. I find three star reviews read like how a person including myself writes. That is stream of consciousness. The review may be a few sentences or even a paragraph. The review is more to the point stating relevant facts without the superfluousness that you read in fake reviews. I also read the four star reviews for the same reasons. The four star reviews are more believable from a credibility standpoint. I rarely give a five star review myself because there is nothing perfect. A product will deserve a five star review when it performs as expected over an extended period of time.
Can any star review be faked?
Yes of course it any review can be fake. I find many professional reviewers overstate the benefits while downplaying or not telling you problems. I see this all the time when I read reviews on electronics. It should not come as no surprise that many reviewers feel an obligation to give even a mildly positive review because their organization depends on advertising from those same companies.
If it is too good to be true….
It is up to each person to educate themselves on the products they are buying. This does not mean you must become and expert. What is means is to use what you know about how a products should work and trust your gut instincts.
The Mandalorian Spaghetti-Space-Western
The Mandalorian Spaghetti-Space-Western. My wife and I signed up for one month of Disney+ to first watch the Star Wars Lego Christmas Special. It was for the younger crowd to say the least. We decided to see why The Mandalorian is so popular.
Jon Favreau writer and director
Jon Favreau directed the Iron Man films while also acting as tony Stark’s head of security Happy Hogan. He is the creator, writer and producer of The Mandalorian. If you find yourself laughing at the antics of baby yoda or the situations in the show Jon Favreau is the reason.
Channeling Clint Eastwood
Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian, is really Clint Eastwood’s character from his days in spaghetti westerns. Imagine Pedro Pascal wearing western clothes riding a horse instead of a speeder. In episode 10 when the mandalorian slows his speeder to slowly ride into the one horse town the parallels are not only striking but humorous. In some episodes including #10, Pascal not only sounds like Eastwood but has the same vocal cadence. All The Mandalorian needs is a cigar to complete the character.
The Child aka Baby Yoda
Okay. the Mandalorian needs a plot device to move the story along. The child is that device. It could have been anything from jewels, gold or even a dog but the genius is the child has a will of its own. Lets not forget that the child has telekinesis abilities. Now we have a reason for the Mandalorian to travel from planet to planet. He is now responsible for return the child to his own kind while looking for his brother mandalorians.
Let’s see where the show goes
Shows like the Mandalorian are not new. From the early days of television having the protagonist travel from place to place has been a signature element. This is especially true in science fiction. Think of Star Trek among many others. The Mandalorian will have to change to survive more than a few seasons. In the meantime watching baby yoda is worth the price of admission at least for now.
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How cute is this.
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Single-use Unprinted 17.6×12.25×7.5 Box
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