I stress *accurately* because if one overly, or INaccurately critiques a local biz, one runs the danger of being SUED by a biz, because your review/critique resulted in the biz LOSING customers, etc.
So, now my question -- if I can do that about local restaurants, or other types of local biz's, can I also do that SAME CONCEPT with local biz's WEBSITES?
In other words, I start a website that critiques (in public) other biz's websites.
There's nothing stopping me from doing that, right?
Their website is a "public" site that anyone can view online -- therefore, I can (ethically) CRITIQUE and REVIEW that site, in public -- right?
What are your thoughts?
PS: One purpose of, say, publicly critiquing a restaurant is, so that the restaurant will read the review, and CORRECT the problems in the review -- and the restaurant owner's MOTIVATION to fix the problem(s) shown in the critique, is that the critique is ONLINE and PUBLIC. There's a degree of *shame* in it -- the rest's reputation is "damaged" by the critique -- which is the unspoken motivation for the own to address the problem(s) sooner rather than later.
What I'm wondering here is, would that same reason for motivation hold true if the topic were the biz owner's WEBSITE, itself?