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Downtime speed read
In the Netherlands “Vertragingsapp” (or the ‘Delay’ app) offers you short stories on your mobile device based on the time of your delay on public transportation. After you have entered the expected time delay, you can browse stories from well-known authors and read it within that time.
Why it matters
Whilst the app promotes authors, it also caters to consumers by tailoring media to their everyday needs. Is this a new trend whereby TV show lengths may be reduced to 15 minutes or where movies will need to include intermissions for today’s time-poor audiences? Are there other services or products that would be better suited to consumers if they took into account time restraints?
OneSwarm is a new peer-to-peer tool that gives users explicit control over their privacy by letting them determine how data is shared. Instead of sharing data indiscriminately, OneSwarm allows it to be made public, or shared with just selected friends. OneSwarm calls this friend-to-friend (F2F) data sharing.
Stüa de Michil is a restaurant inside the in Corvara, Italy where silence is mandatory on every Wednesday evening. The only form of communication permitted is a little blackboard on each table.