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Needles In The Hay #11 - A Few Links Worthy Of Your Time

Samuel Thompson - Monday, April 30, 2012

—( ‘Do you love reading?’, with thanks to Fiduz )—Each week I put together a collection of a couple of articles, ideas and innovations that I've come across in my attempts to digest all of the information on the internet. These are some of the ones that really stood out.

Enjoy.

// Forward looking analysis of crowd-empowerment

Continuing my interest in the opportunities provided by crowdsourcing, this short article looks into some best practices, explores the possibilities opened up the advent of crowd empowerment and gives a few groovy examples. Hat tip to CLES.

// Dear Grouponers...

It's been a while since I've seen any merchant written Groupon reviews, but the Huffington Post has been good enough to scratch that itch for me. Rather than the overly-simplistic, disappointed Groupon bashing that I tend to ignore, this one comes with an insightful in-depth explanation of the difference between Grouponers and regulars from the merchant's perspective.

// 70% quality, 30% surprise – a new approach to retail

I'm a huge believer in the power – if not the necessity – of story and branding in modern retail, so it was nice to come across a successful practicer of my favourite preachings.

// A viable popularis-able e-currency?

A while back I looked into the evolution and success/failures of BitCoin, a huge experiment in e-currencies.

Now the Canadian government (!?) seems to be entering the field, launching – and, more importantly, supporting – their own e-currency. A government funded and popularised e-currency could well signify big, intriguing changes in the future.

Your Moment Of Zen

// The Logical Next Step For Cafes? You Decide.

Words cannot begin to express how perplexing I find this.

Have you come across any links you'd like to share?

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