The Shut-In Economy — Matter — Medium.

And that’s when I realized: the on-demand world isn’t about sharing at all. It’s about being served. This is an economy of shut-ins.

A fascinating read, though I would be happy to know that it’s exaggerated.

I often hope that the Internet can help solve many of the social problems that we have as a society, but the more I see of its actual effects, all of these “social” apps and services are anything but socially-minded. It’s important to get out there in the real world and help make someone else’s life better!