Fred Wilson’s post yesterday on what drives consumer adoption of new technologies generated a ton of really useful comments. I mined those to produce a simple checklist that you can use as entrepreneurs and investors in assessing consumer applications:
Purpose / utility
Entertainment, experience, sex appeal, wow factor
Potential for complementary apps (your own or 3rd party)
Potential for peer pressure
Socialness / observability
Does it create new content?
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