The FREAKest Links: Sue the Lawyer Web Site! Edition
New York Times writer Adam Liptak reports (TimesSelect membership required) that Avvo, a user-generated online rating system that allows clients to rate lawyers like Zagats rates restaurants, is being sued by none other than a group of lawyers with low ratings.
More on the politics of online dating: Slate writer Seth Stevenson analyzes an ad campaign by Chemistry.com, a dating site that bases its appeal on not rejecting would-be daters, in contrast to the leading site eHarmony, which turns away 16% of applicants (including all homosexuals) as “poor marriage prospects.”
The Wall Street Journal reports that law enforcement officials worldwide are starting to use text messages as a means of fighting crime, offering neighborhood crime alerts, crime reporting systems and tip lines.