- commission /kuh-MISH-uhn/
- bogus /BOH-guhs/
- solicit /suh-LIS-it/
- perception /per-SEP-shuhn/
- agenda /uh-JEN-duh/
[verb] – to choose someone to do a piece of work, or to have a piece of work done
He commissioned a well-known artist to paint his family.
[adjective] – (of something) not what it appears or claims to be; false but made to look real
Upon investigation, the ID card he presented was bogus.
[verb] – to ask for something in a persuasive and determined way
Public officials are forbidden from soliciting gifts or money in exchange for favor.
[noun] – a belief or opinion, often held by many people and based on how things seem
There has been a growing perception that exams are becoming easier.
[noun] – a secret aim or reason for doing something
I don’t think James has any hidden agenda. He was just trying to help.
The potential for difficulties and conflicts of interest has expanded as more companies feature reviews on their own sites and actively collect them to assist sales on other platforms. “Many companies start with an honest agenda, which is to remove fake negative reviews… but when they do it, it becomes a slippery slope,” says Prof. Bin Gu of Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. “It’s very hard to know when to stop.” Some consumers, though, have already experienced losses. According to surveys, nearly 90 percent of customers consult product reviews to help them make decisions. “We live in a time with a real lack of trust,” says consumer Nathaniel Fuentes. “Before, it used to be something that was really easy to say, ‘Hey – it’s a high review. I can go buy it.’ Now it’s kind of muddied.”
- When was the last time you gave a bad review on a product or service? Please tell me more about it.
- Do you buy from shops that do not have any reviews? Why or why not?
- What do you think would be the effect if consumer reviews were disabled in all shops?
- Do you think it is already too late to implement the rules?
- How does giving negative feedback help businesses?