I was invited to join a service that will alert me when my friends are in the news. I am dubious that this is a huge problem in the world. Most people probably do not have a lot of friends in the press at all times if ever. I am a power user of technology. I’ve already set up a Google alert for anything I’ve really wanted to know about that badly and there are not very many things I “need” to know about constantly. (Again power user geek feature). Of course, I do appreciate this aspect of Silicon Valley. We are living in a place of constant problem solving. People work hard to make things easier for people around the world, but we often do so in the pursuit of making things easier for ourselves.