The Future: Findability

We only noticed three months later, but we passed something of a milestone last December. I’m hoping it might, finally, wake us up to the real power of the Web: findability. According to Ericsson, a mobile network company, in December we exchanged more data over our mobile devices than we talked on them. In short, …

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links for 2008-09-21

PrintWhatYouLike.com How to print web pages leaving out all the extra stuff you don’t want to print. (tags: webapp tools web2.0 web howto) Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure. Clay Shirky explains that our problem is not too much information, it’s the filters use to control it. …

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How Reliable Is Google Maps?

Was looking for a Singapore hotel this morning on Google Maps, which would seem to be a good place to start, and was perturbed to find it flagged in five different places, most of them several streets apart (above). These are all links from companies advertising rooms. So you’d think they would try to get …

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Catching The Surfer in a Blink

Interesting news for web site designers, bloggers and PR types: Web users judge sites in the blink of an eye.  An article in Nature (thanks, BBC) quotes a study by Gitte Lindgaard of Carleton University in Ottawa in the journal Behaviour and Information Technology, that “the brain can make flash judgements almost as fast as …

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Bubbler Goes Pro

Five Across, Inc., the guys behind the ‘blog and website creation service’ Bubbler, are going to start charging for the service now it’s about to come out of beta. On May 16th, 2005, we will be launching Bubbler version 1.0 along with a paid subscription-based Bubbler Hosting Service, which will also include our innovative messaging …

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The Moleskine Report, Part II

Continuing to add material that I could not include, or could not include much of, in my WSJ.com, piece (which comes out today), here’s the second emailed reply that I thought might interest readers. It’s from Mike Rohde, a graphic and web designer, working for the international engineering and web services firm MakaluMedia, and I …

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Exploring The Phaeton Site Map

I’m sure this isn’t new, but I just saw it and thought it was worth noting: The VW Phaeton’s UK site has an interesting 3D Flash sitemap where the pages are viewed in slices, with different coloured dots representing different kinds of content (in this case factory or car): Clicking on a particular page will …

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