Why amateur reviewers are better
Thu, May 17, 2012 at 10:16 AM by Dave Winer.
  • 1. Amateurs don't have relationships with the vendors to protect.
  • 2. The reviews don't all come the week before the product is announced.
  • 3. They aren't rehashes of press releases.
  • 4. They reflect actual experience using the product, over a period of weeks instead of minutes, in the case of some professional reviews.