It seems like everyday there is a new app released that claims to help us manage our days, increase our productivity or simplify our lives in some way. Most of these apps only deliver hype, but every now and then I’ll find something that truly works.
Both Google and Facebook offer free services to their users. Google allows you to find what you’re looking for online as efficiently as possible, while Facebook allows you to stay connected with friends wherever you are. What do both of these services have in common? Well, both have no direct cost incurred by users.
Someone once asked, “What business is FedEx in?” Most would assume that they are in the shipping business. Some would say they are in the logistics business. However, if you think about it, Fedex is really in the peace of mind business.
What if I told you that kids didn’t have to sit inside a classroom to learn? Well, all over the world there is a revolutionary phenomenon taking shape; it is a phenomenon of true education and it is called unschooling.
Just five years ago, some would argue that the best feature search engines had to offer was spell check. Now, among other things, they are able to filter results based on our geographic location at any given moment. We’ve only just begun to realize the potential of these location-based searches, both from a consumer and business standpoint.
What would happen if you combined E.T. with Cloverfield? Well, you’d get Super 8 which is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. While it wasn’t horrific, Super 8 certainly doesn’t live up to the hype and this is mainly due to the fact that the styles of Abrams and Spielberg just don’t mix well here.
Yet another burger restaurant opened up in Boca Raton a few months back, called Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries. I decided to check it out the other day, and I must say, it’s a pretty good place. If you’ve ever been to a Five Guys Burgers and Fries you’ll feel somewhat familiar at Boardwalk, as they are remotely similar. While Five Guys is rather bare bones on the inside, Boardwalk is a bright and colorful place with a nice atmosphere.
Just the other day, I heard about this strange new website called Fiverr. Apparently, people would list things they were willing to do for five bucks, such as complete a three-minute voice over, wear your t-shirt for a day, make an intro for your video, draw a cartoon, write a short article and so on. This sounded like a great idea for those small business tasks that could be outsourced, so I decided to check it out.
Just the other day, I stumbled across a pretty interesting video with a simple idea. The speaker, Eli Pariser, argues that as the web becomes filled with more and more content, websites such as Facebook and Google continue to algorithmically filter our news feeds and search results.