March 14, 2012 | Posted At: 04:27 PM | Author: Alexander Russo | Category: Media Watch
Ratings: A Yelp (Or Facebook) For Schools?
Why isn’t there a Yelp for doctors?, the Wonkbook notes that legal complications and data availability play a role, that current and previous attempts have been incomplete or hard to use, and that consumers (aka parents) are hesitant and inconsistent in their interest. In the NYT's Why the Web Lacks Authoritative Reviews of Doctors, Ron Lieber writes about how hard it is to populate sites with data and comments that make them attractive, and to provide complete and accurate information. So why not just use Yelp, I wonder, or get Zuckerberg to create 100,000 Facebook pages for schools?