Blog for Snipers, Shills, and Sharks: eBay and Human Behavior, Ken Steiglitz
Snipers, Shills, and Sharks: eBay and Human Behavior
Ken Steiglitz, Princeton University Press, 2007

Beginning June 2007 and always under construction

Recent talk and podcast:

Wednesday, October 17, 2007, Princeton's OIT Lunch 'n Learn seminar.
Video (mp4 and wmv) as well as the podcast are available at the Princeton University Press web site.

  • Miscellaneous blog-like stuff
    • 1/9/08: A sniper with a machine gun
    • 10/31/07: ebay's transparency: The weather clears a bit
    • 9/26/07: The ethics of finding an equilibrium
    • 8/17/07: A student piece of mine on the technological singularity, 1959
    • 6/14/07: Christopher Shea's Boston Globe column and blog
    • 6/10/07: eBay's new anti-sniping feature?
    • 6/08/07: Automated sniping: A prediction
    • 6/07/07: Bidding above the Buy-It-Now-Price crazy like a fox
    • 6/04/07: eBay's transparency gets a little cloudy

  • Auction news
    • Firefox offers eBay Branded Browser
    • Yahoo gets out of the auction business

  • Theory notes
    • Winner pays average losing bid

  • New literature
    • U. Simonsohn & D. Ariely, "When Rational Sellers Face Non-Rational Buyers: Evidence from Herding on eBay"

  • Notices
    • Chris Gaylord, The Christian Science Monitor
    • Tom Keene, Bloomberg Radio
    • Christopher Shea, Boston Globe
    • Powell's Books
    • Hilary Parker, Princeton Weekly Bulletin
    • Mark Buchanan, New Scientist Magazine
    • Michael Giberson in knowledgeproblem
    • Franz Dill, The Eponymous Pickle

  • Errata

Upcoming and past radio/podcasts:

Saturday, August 25, 2007, 11am Eastern Time (10am Central): "TechTalk", WRLR 98.3 FM interview, with Michael Kastler: podcast.

Monday, July 30, 2007, 10pm-11pm Eastern Time (7pm to 8pm Pacific): Computer America interview with Craig Crossman, Co-Host Carey Holzman: podcast.

Here's a link to Tom Keene's Bloomberg Radio show, "On the Economy". I talked with him Wed. June 27, 2007, 6-7pm: podcast.

Please email comments and suggested contributions. They will be most appreciated.