Here is your “need to know” for March 28, 2005. * “Forrester – First look at Yahoo! 360”:http://blogs.forrester.com/charleneli/2005/03/first_look_at_y.html * “CIRA – Sleep Country Canada Wins Domain Dispute”:http://www.cira.ca/en/dpr-decisions/00027-sleepcountrycanada.ca.pdf (PDF) (via “webnames.ca”:http://www.webnames.ca) * “Om Malik – How Yahoo Got Its Mojo Back”:http://www.gigaom.com/2005/03/26/how-yahoo-got-its-mojo-back/ * “Wired – Marketers Feverish Over Viral Ads”:http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,66960,00.html * “Wired – Are Socialites Still Networking?”:http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,66915,00.html * “Wired – Amazon Knows… Read more »
Jakob Nielsen’s “Most Hated Advertising Techniques”:http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20041206.html provides some hard data on what many of us have known for a while now – aggressive online ads alienate site visitors out of proportion with the potential upside of clickthroughs. Here’s a particularly relevant part of the article: bq.. “Users have started to defend themselves against pop-ups. The percentage of users who report… Read more »
While the impact might be small, Google gives an advantage to URLs with dashes instead of underscores, so new sites might want to adopt dashes as word separators in URLs.
Is “Caribou” the code name for Gmail upgrades?
Ipsos-Reid reports that users accessing the web over dial-up connections are becoming increasingly rare.