• mozzOP
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    154 months ago

    Consumer Reports is still around and still excellent. I paid for a membership to them for quite some time and it was worth it.

    I think it’s an instance of the fundamental problem that if people generally want something (good reviews) for free, but it costs money to make, eventually it’ll get hollowed out and replaced with something empty and worthless, because there wasn’t money in continuing to provide it for free.

    • Hadouken Shoryuken
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      34 months ago

      Thanks. Totally forgot about them.

      Very good point. And with this ads/google revenue model, it’s SEO skills that makes money instead of good skill to write a meaningful review.

      • mozzOP
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        44 months ago

        Yeah. Meaningful reviews actually really interfere with your ability to make money, because your advertisers won’t be super happy if the ad they paid money for saying “It tastes great!” is right next to the article explaining that actually it tastes like whale semen.

          • mozzOP
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            14 months ago

            Why did they add coconut? I miss original.

            • @[email protected]
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              24 months ago

              Ambergris, or spermaceti, once believed to be whale semen, whence it got its name… other than for candles, perfumes, or as industrial lubricant… was also used as food glazing.

              Food for thought. 🐳💦🍰