Yelp, a website that generates crowdsourced reviews of businesses, has expanded its scope through a partnership with the federal government.
From the Yelp Official Blog: “As this agreement is fully implemented in the weeks and months ahead, we’re excited to help the federal government more directly interact with and respond to the needs of citizens and to further empower the millions of Americans who use Yelp every day.”
Yelpers are invited to review places like Social Security field offices, Veterans Affairs hospitals and TSA checkpoints. If they want, they can post anonymously.
Don’t get me started on the VA. But let’s say you’re among the millions EVERY WEEK who have a bad experience at a TSA checkpoint. You post your feelings, the TSA sees them and tries to improve, right?
If you believe that, you probably believe all of Hillary’s changing stories.
Actually, the grossly incompetent TSA just might want to know who you are, so you can be singled out for extra fondling next time around. (They could put you on the no-fly list, but they really like the fondling part.)
Some in Congress wanted a “Yelp for government.” Now they have it. Yelp stockholders want something, anything that might bring growth because their shares are in the toilet.
A final tip for those who must fly: If you’re traveling with anything valuable, remember the TSA or airline baggage handlers might steal it. Better to send it FedEx overnight to your destination, fully insured.