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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, 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.