“Rating Star” GIF made by Shintaro Miyashima

It doesn’t matter what we may do for a living… we are all being constantly judged and rated by other people. It helps us to grow as individuals, professionals and to develop better services/products. In turn, we are also judging and rating other people, or services we are using. I’m not saying this is a bad thing, unless, of course, you happen to live in China under their dubious citizen-ranking system, “Social Credit” where you can be punished.

Watch this funny short video about 5-star ratings from Saturday Night Live

The very idea of a sharing economy depends on mutual trust, and ratings are a huge part of that. However, rating systems are entirely subjective and can, therefore, be inaccurate because they’re not based on data, more on feelings and emotions.

Ratings are everywhere. For instance, you order Uber ride: you rate your driver after your trip, and driver rates you, too! You’re looking for a movie to watch, so you check a movie’s ratings on IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes. You want a nice place to stay on…

What does a Startup do when challenged to come up with an internationally appreciated online service in the midst of a depressing Lithuanian autumn?

At “PriceOn” we decided to pack our laptops, leave the falling leaves behind and surprise everybody by departing for the ever sunny Spain. For the next month or so you can find us hacking full-time in our experimental new home, a villa in the little cozy town of Benissa, located in the province of Alicante.

This, then, is the first of a series of posts in which our “Startup tourism” experiment is explained, and our Spanish adventures reported. Before that, however, you may be curious to know “what’s in here for me?” and why our Startup should interest you at…

Paulius Papreckis

Product Designer

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