Friday, February 19, 2010

Would Blippy make you spend more or less?

NPR did a little segment today on Blippy. Blippy lets you enter your credit cards into their site and then shows your friends what you purchase in real time. According to the site's founder, people tend to "buy virally," in other words, they check out what their friends are buying and then get one for themselves. So it seems like it's the opposite of frugal.

On the other hand, if I knew that Moneyfunk and Revanche were looking at everything I bought, I think I'd spend way less.

I'm afraid to add my credit card numbers to another web site, so I'm not planning to sign up. Do you think signing up on Blippy would cause you to spend more money or less?


  1. That sure doesn't sound right...I would avoid it!

  2. Hahhaha hey, wait a sec, you'd worry about my judgment? I'm ... kind of flattered, I hope it means you think I'm a discerning spender. :)

  3. P.S. I function as my own sort of Blippy without the privacy concerns by posting what I buy. So no thanks, actual Blippy!