The New Wanelo

It’s generally considered pretty risky to rewrite, redesign, rebuild, rebrand and relaunch a service that’s just started to take off among users, but it’s working out »

The Discovery Problem

There are a lot of really awesome and well-made things being sold by creative businesses these days. Things you do not know you want until you see them, because »

Half-shopping

Yesterday my Prismatic feed, which has somehow transmuted my Twitter account data into an unbelievably compelling news source, led me to a post by Ian Schafer on Pinterest, via »

Noted: Grouped

Paul Adams‘ book Grouped contains a lot of clear, rational sentences about human social behavior. They aren’t surprising sentences, but I don’t think anyone’s put all »

Sharing vs. Selling

So if sharing online is about validation, what if the objects being shared are for sale, and you stand to benefit from their sale? Does money always ruin it? »

Refavorited

Refavorited is a Tumblelog (do people still say that?) where my favorites from Etsy, SoundCloud, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter and Wikipedia go, automatically, via ifttt. Etsy is not yet an »

Etsy Book Picks

A Pinterest pinboard I can’t help but add to a few times a day, though Etsy Board Games is gaining momentum.Alternate filtering in effect for followers here »

Be Good

If you start from successful startups, you find they often behaved like nonprofits. And if you start from ideas for nonprofits, you find they’d often make good startups. »

Foraging and Activity Feeds

I came across this post on Quora on “Lévy-flight personalization” and optimizing Quora’s activity feed for novelty-seeking users. Its inspiration is the albatross, a long-range ocean forager that’ »