Groupon has been in the news lately -- something about their CEO leaving, I hear. And Giorgos Zervas has been out giving talks. (He's a great speaker. You should invite him to your next related workshop or conference.) The combination of these events seems to have given our Groupon work ([Byers Mitzenmacher Zervas] the newer arXiv paper, the older arXiv paper) a new life in the press. I've seen it up on Forbes (by way of Rajiv Sethi's blog) and the Freakonomics blog, from which is seems to be being re-distributed through the Internet in the standard way. Amusingly, the Freakonomics blog refers to it as a "new" paper (it's not), and nobody ever spells Giorgos's name right (this time, it's Servas instead of Zervas).
Since my name has been appearing in the press the past several days for less interesting reasons, it was nice to see it in the "news" for actual work.