I just wanted to let everyone know that I have another guest post at LouisGray.com. This post is title “Web Apps Should Keep It Simple For Success”. The main idea is that to drive mass adoption, the service needs to be simple. Here is a snippet of the post:
Most people have heard the KISS acronym Keep It Simple Stupid. There is a very good reason for this. If you keep something simple, it is hard to mess it up. Why do I bring this up today? Well, I recently wrote about a conversation with my brother where he asked about Twitter and the conversation moved to FriendFeed. He immediately saw some point to Twitter, but FriendFeed was hard for him to understand. Many people have written “what application XXX needs to go mainstream” posts as well. Kyle Lacy wrote a “What Twitter Needs” post on Tuesday, and I commented that Twitter is going mainstream whether the early adopters want it to or not. There was also a thread on SocialMedian regarding what sites were your internet addictions. A few comments mentioned that they did not “get” FriendFeed or they found it “confusing” or “hard”.
Why is simple so important? Well, you are going to have to read the post to find out 🙂