People are passionate about their online groceries. And they are very passionate about milk, specifically Tuscan Whole Milk sold at amazon.com. Reading these 700+ reviews of a gallon by teens and tweens from around the world did make Statastico feel a bit old. (And uninformed.)
But it does raise an issue: how much of the time we spend blogging, reviewing products and updating Wikipedia while at work? How does this affect worker productivity? Wikipedia arguably increases efficiency. Buying the product you want on the first try because of user feedback helps consumers and producers alike.
If I had more time, I’d try to correlate the average number of product reviews on Amazon to the unemployment rate. Alas, Statastico is going to the U.S. Open to watch Agassi beat Baghdatis tonight. Any volunteers Statasticos out there, or have you all gorged yourselves on a gallon of milk during the past hour?