WSCTUT #4: seriously, another service to deliver things to you? How many of these are there right now?
WSCTUT #3: Across the car from AgentAnything, we have GrubHub - taking advantage of the gaps left by Seamless in the online food ordering market? To be honest, I hadn’t heard of them, and it’s a pain point, so I’m inclined to check it out. Also, marketing methods to get food faster/better to people that are on ther way home and are thinking about how hungry they are, how tired they are, and how they’d rather play with their kids than make dinner? Nice move.
WSCTUT #2: AgentAnything as the second coming of Kozmo? And is this an effective way to pull in customers? Subway riders: would you now be more inclined to use AgentAnything, or more likely to associate it with Dr. Zizmore’s rainbow face magic?
First in a new series called: What the Subway Can Teach Us Techies: or “The Normals” in their Habitat (or WSCTUT for short).
We talk a lot about the echo chamber of tech, where the community feeds on itself and builds products that regular folks won’t use (Chris Dixon calls them “The Normals,” which is nice and catchy). The subway is a great place to understand how the wider market actually works. The ads you see there are indicative of mass advertising preferences, and should be instructive as to who hopes to hit what market and how.
In any case, this first is not a new phenomenon, but still surprises me. Companies are eschewing their own websites for the sake of facebook pages. It’s AOL all over again, but a lot of people seem to think it makes sense. Also, now we see how to make an Absolut Bloody Mary. Thanks, I do feel as if one would be useful on a rush hour train