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Rip-off rinks leave me cold
The Guardian
December 5, 2009

Britain's city centres are looking good this Christmas. A warm glow radiates from public squares full of cutesy German markets and families spinning round open-air ice rinks, while glühwein drinking grandparents look on and Stille Nacht plays softly in the background. ...

User-generated consumer websites have been the great success of the internet in recent years. My personal favourite is tripadvisor.com, which ranks hotels according to reviews from travellers.