What would an alien civilization think of us if the only record of our existence was Google Reviews?

I bet you think of Google Reviews as I do, as a repository of inane and innocuous observations mostly about places you don’t care about. You’d be right to a large extent but there’s gold in that online dumpster. You just have to know where to find it.

Will McCarthy has done the archaeology for you in his lovely article The Strangely Beautiful Experience of Google Reviews.