This past week showed me something very interesting. Mainstream users work with the internet in a completely different manner than early adopters. As an example, read the comments on this ReadWriteWeb post. By now, you have heard about this comment stream and how some users thought the Facebook Connect integration on ReadWriteWeb was the Facebook… Read More How Simple Must You Make Your Design?
Simplicity has been coming up in the blogosphere lately. This is mostly due to Twitter getting mainstream attention, mainly because the service is so simple. I talked about this before when comparing the complexities of Twitter, FriendFeed and SocialMedian: Why is Twitter so popular? Because it is simple. Is there a learning curve? No, or… Read More Is Simple The New Black?
In the “Why Social Works” series, we have covered some of the main reasons why some of these sites are successful. So far, we have the ability to get news, the competition of voting, the ego, and some sites have solid features and have added social connections as a bonus. There are a few more… Read More Why Social Works Part IV: Final Notes and Future Directions