Kevin: This research should be read carefully. The internet is influential not because of the medium but because of social relationships. People rely on the internet for views from other people, not from companies.
Kevin: Steve Yelvington highlights comments from Joe Kraus, dir of product dev at Google: “So, the killer apps that have really worked on the web have always been about connecting people to one another.”
Kevin: Great map from NYTimes.com. Gas prices are high throughout the country, but how hard they hit individual families depends on income levels, which vary widely.