Do we really need 5 stars?

If you look at most review online, be it Amazon or Google Apps they often look like this:

Lots of 5s and lots of 1s not much in between

I was going to post a picture of Amazon here, but it actually turned out to be way harder to find the lots of 5 and lots of 1 pattern there…. lots of people used 4….

I mean, I expected this blog post to be about how we should get rid of 5 stars and just do thumbs up thumbs down. And Netflix didn’t change their option to thumbs up and thumbs down because of this, just because it increased user votes:

So…. Not sure what the point of this blog post is anymore…. I guess 5 stars is useful in certain contexts, but you probably already knew that…

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