From the Sacramento Bee
May 9, 2008
Web site gives you chance to reveal stimulus-check plans
By Claudia Buck
Until this week, it's been purely speculation where 130 million Americans will plunk down their not-so-hard-earned stimulus checks....
Economists, government officials and others have been doing plenty of head-scratching in anticipation of just how — or whether — people will spend those $600 or $1,200 checks.
Now there's a place to tell the world exactly where you're spending the windfall.
It's at www.howispentmystimulus.com....
What would inspire people to share tales with strangers about ... a government check?
Bonding over "a shared cultural event" like this isn't surprising, said Coye Cheshire, a social scientist in the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information. "A lot of Americans are getting a check. People feel they're part of something that's a shared experience, even if it's fleeting."...
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