Yelp is many things to many people: a bully pulpit or simply just a bully to businesses barely trying to make it. It's been ridiculed, parodied, and satired...but this next story is so surreal, even the people at Yelp probably didn't see it coming.
The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/with-few-other-outlets-for-complaints-inmates-review-prisons-on-yelp/2013/04/27/59cc3440-9e24-11e2-a2db-efc5298a95e1_story.html) was the first major news outlet to notice that Yelp was being used by inmates to review the prisons in which they were incarcerated. Yes, as it turns out, Yelp has starred write-ups on penitentiaries, with such pronouncements from its, um, patrons, as "You heard right, they have juice boxes! . . . So if you're going to get arrested, do it in Arlington County."More »