Sep 19, 2012 @ 12:01:00 am
A new report by Gartner Research predicts that 10 to 15 percent of all ratings and reviews generated through social media will be fake by 2014—they’ll be written either by the author or somebody with a vested interest in the success of the product. So perhaps this is a good time to pay attention to Galleycat’s roundup of the top customer reviewers on Amazon.
Just in time for the publication of Salman Rushdie’s memoir, Joseph Anton, a radical Iranian organization has raised the bounty on Rushdie’s head from $500,000 to $3.3 million. When reached for comment, Rushdie seemed unperturbed: "I'm not inclined to magnify this ugly bit of headline-grabbing by paying it much attention," he told the Los Angeles Times through his publisher.
At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Maria Bustillos offers a “corrective” to Hannah
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