Every morning when I wake up I do some puzzles at Kenken.com to rev my brain up. They offer a single puzzle per day of each size, and I'll do a few sizes depending on how much time I have.
In what would seem to be good news, they recently redesigned the site so I can get as many puzzles as I want. As soon as I finish an 8x8, I can snap my fingers and get a new one. I used to have to wait a day to get my next dosage.
A funny thing has happened: I'm now less inclined to visit the site. Without it feeling like my morning treat, my gift for successfully waking up another day, there's no need to do one every day. I'll never miss anything, and it'll be waiting for me when I want it. The sense of reward is gone. +Christopher Wink
has talked about the value in scarcity, and I really think he's on to something. Applying this to news, because that's how I roll, could it mean frequent updates can actually chip away at our connection with readers? Could it be that -- gasp -- daily newspapers actually have the right idea? I know I follow some smart people on Twitter that are so focused on frequency that most of what they say becomes totally uninteresting.
My thoughts are much more detailed than this, but this is a start. Do feel free to join.