What value the internet?

I decided to spend part of my holiday week away from work tackling a minor household annoyance. Our kitchen sink had developed an annoying whistling noise when running. How best to handle this situation? In the pre-internet days, my only resolution would have been to call a plumber or blindly attempt the repair myself. The…

Friction has value.

Facebook is leading the charge in integrating frictionless sharing for its users, where the music you listen to and articles you read are automatically shared online.  While this can create large volumes of usable data, I’m unsure if less friction is the future.  Looking at  more own content resources and the people on this list,…

The Problem with Group-Buying Sites

Everyone is pushing group buying – deals sent out by sites like Groupon and Living Social.  On the surface, it seems like a win-win.  Via UPenn’s Daily Pennsylvanian: Marketing professor David Bell added that “in theory, [websites like Groupon are] supposed to give you access to … something you haven’t found on your own.” Though…