Localist Roundup: Anticipatory Shipping

By Josiah Duran for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC
http://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2014/01/localist-roundup-anticipatory-shipping/

The news has been abuzz recently with Pope Francis’s comments that the internet could be utilized to encourage community.

Meanwhile, this piece looks for a silver lining in a study which indicates that 23% of Americans did not read a single book in the past year.

In other news, Amazon has filed a patent for a new shipping method. Using  customers’ online data, the company hopes to predict and ship purchases before they are actually purchased. The people at Amazon believe this new technology will help them compete better when products are available locally.

Lastly, this piece reviews a intriguing book.

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