Services like Postmates (which delivers any physical thing you could desire to you by asking via an app) and Homejoy (an on demand cleaning service, requested via an app) are creating a generation of shut-ins that work more and have almost no reason to leave their homes.
Many of these services are only available in places like San Francisco right now, but it's an interesting look at a world where the on-demand economy is making inroads into every part of life..
This is advice that almost everyone building for the web and mobile should heed: "I believe publishers must abandon this one-size-fits-all approach, and start thinking about mobile web as a uniquely mobile experience."
It's no secret that I think Periscope is a big deal, but this is a great read on just why it matters so much. Spontaneous live video has big implications for a lot of things online and has come at the crux of mobile technology and LTE network availability worldwide.
It already changed the way I experienced the news this week -- but it also means you can experience "spontaneous togetherness" with complete strangers on the other side of the world
With Facebook Messenger's new platform and some other big changes, the company is making an aggressive move toward becoming the beginning and end of your experiences online.
The thought is a little scary, considering just how many core services and infrastructure the company now has. I don't like to put my own writing in here too much, but I do think this is worth a read.
Remember Neopets? It was the quintessential site that children and young adults spent much of their time on in the late 1990s and early 2000s where you could look after your very own pet on the internet. I'd thought the site was long gone, but as it turns out its very much so alive(ish).