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I have once. I am not that fond of reviews unless I know the reviewer. Just because someone reviews something does not mean it is the absolute truth and you will like it too...it is like wine the ones you like someone may dislike, etc. On tech things, I have always relied on Walt Mossberg. He was with the Wall Street Journal, and then started his own ReCode company to review tech stuff.
You never know who has a vested interest and is partial. A
Never looked at them.
Michael, I have never read a review here on Active Rain.
I do not look for reviews in the resource section.
I used them at least once - when evaluating Docusign a couple of years ago. But, I rarely read them.
I've read them.
Too much on my plate to see this.
I have. Depends on the review...
Lately I've tried to find out about a company using the review section. It's too difficult to try to find a particular company. You should be able to search by the name of the company. In my case, there are a lot of categories this company could fall under, and there are too many options for me to spend a lot of time trying to track it down. For this particular instance, the review section doesn't do me any good.
Yes!!! You will be shock at how many millennial use reviews. I use reviews before I go to a restuarant or buy a product.
Hi Michael -- I've never explored the section.
I have read them on numerous occasions and they do affect my choices, or at least cause me to investigate further.
I read the reviews in the resources section...I always seek reviews, particularly when evaluating a new service or product.
I didn't even know they existed. It's probably no surprise to you that I haven't read one review.
Found the products I already use are recommended highly.
It has proven to be of little help for new products or software. Agents are too busy to write a critical review and the vendors won't pay me for the effort.
A meaning full review, that is a review contain more that fluff, that is the result of real means testing, takes days to conduct and hours to prepare the review.
Maybe the review that is worthwhile is just a fluffy teaser ad, with a fee paid for the real critical review? That might prove beneficial and worth the effort.
Would you PAY for a comprehensive review or are you going to rely on social media for your next purchase?
Never looked at them and likely never will.
I look at them now and then. They may give me insight on ease of use, customer support and the like.
I do look at them from time to time. And I've had AR members contact me to ask more questions about the reviews I've put in. They serve a purpose.
I never look at the reviews and would not miss that section if it were eliminated.