Two Ways To Make Twitter More User Friendly

1 Aug

@Jack Dorsey,

I am a Twitter fan. I was an early adopter. I get it. However I have seen hundreds of people not get it and I know why. I think it comes down to two reasons people don’t get Twitter – not understanding who their message is going to and how to write a tweet.

First of all there needs to be a paradigm shift from public and private accounts to public and private messages. When a message is written let the person choose “do my followers see this” or “does it go public”. People who don’t get Twitter don’t understand how to setup their account so don’t make them think about it.

Second I think giving the ability to let people write long messages and let Twitter break it up automatically into individual tweets would simplify the process. People who don’t get Twitter don’t get the 140 character limit so don’t make them think about it.

I realize these two ideas may introduce many questions however only user experience testing will provide answers. Making Twitter easier to use requires less thought process. Lowering the interaction cost will be challenging however it can be done with a careful balance of physical, mental and level of subject matter precision.

Truly,
@MarcMajers

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Bing Versus Google

30 Jul

Right now Bing is 20% of what people use to search online. So have you tried using it to search? The other day I stumbled upon Bing It On which compares Bing and Google’s search results side-by-side. The site asks you to enter in a search term, review the search results, pick one you like and then tells you which one’s results you preferred.

http://www.bingiton.com/

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About Books Is A Good Way To Start Reading

24 Jul

You are interested in a book. You may know the title or the author. You also may manage to find yourself on Amazon like always. However you have thought of trying another way to find a book that’s more comprehensive? About Books allows you to search for a book based on title, author or subject however it includes Google and Wikipedia results too. Try it and let us know what you think. It’s a rather basic search but it gives you a good starting place.

http://www.aboutbooks.info/

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Compare the best deals from all 12 internet providers

18 Jul

Is your Internet provider charging you too much? Are you looking for new ways to save money? If you want to compare the best deals from all 12 internet providers, then you need to check out Broadband Now. It’s never easy to make a switch but if you are going to save lots of money it can’t hurt to check. Type in your ZIP code and see what providers are in your area. Then you’ll see what you could be saving.

http://broadbandnow.com/

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YouTube Deals

10 Jul

Are you looking for the latest deals? Money Man Matt Granite is the self-proclaimed “money-saving guru” and is on a mission to live a five-star life on a one-star budget. He shares daily deals and savings tips on TV stations across the country. Now you can also check out Matt on his own YouTube Channel were he share his deals too! Find excellent deals and ways to save every day on YouTube Deals.

http://youtubedeals.com

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Have You Heard Of Ingress?

4 Jul

Ingress is a game/app for Android and iOS devices. It is technically an AUGMENTED REALITY MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER ONLINE ROLE PLAYING LOCATION-BASED game (which is a real mouthful!)

Developed by Niantic Labs, a start-up within Google, it uses Google Maps as the basis of the game. It has a big, multi-layered plot that has been developing over the last few years.

The gameplay consists of establishing “portals” at places of cultural significance, such as public art, landmarks, monuments, etc., and linking them to create virtual triangular “control fields” over geographical areas. Progress in the game is measured by the number of “mind units” (MUs) captured via such control fields, i.e. people nominally controlled by each faction (as illustrated on the Intel Map).

The necessary links between portals may range from yards to miles or even hundreds of miles and teams of people across the entire world work together to complete control fields (for their side) or to block or disrupt control fields belonging to the opposing team.

Events take place where hundreds of players will gather together, representing both teams, and these are often tied in with charitable events or other sponsored activities. There is a definite community that has been built up around this game, which is taking place “invisibly” around us at all times.

https://www.ingress.com/

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Watch Disney

30 Jun

What is Watch Disney? It’s a channel that allows you to watch full episodes, clips and more of your favorite Disney Channel shows on your tablet, phone, computer or set top box. The next time you see it – now you know!

http://watchdisneychannel.go.com/faq

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Change the World

26 Jun

Do you want to change the world? This site matches talented undergraduate and graduate students with nonprofit organizations in semester-long, project-based consulting partnerships.
If your group is nonprofit, then check out this site to get some help.

http://www.changetheworld.org/blog/

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Listicle: A List For You & Me

25 Jun

Need a list? Listicle features thousands of lists on any topic. If you need to discover a topic, why not see it as list?

Listicle.co

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Launcher with Notification Center Widget

24 Jun

Launcher is the first must-have app for iOS 8 that puts your favorites at your fingertips. When you install it, you get a new iOS 8 Today Widget which can be added to Notification Center on your iPhone or iPad so that it’s always just one swipe away!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/launcher-notification-center/id905099592?mt=8

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