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Friday, August 26, 2005
Blogpulse Too Talkative?
Google Blogoscoped holding up blogpulse as an example of a super-wordy site that explains itself w/ text rather than going the simple & intuitive (google) route. I hadn't really thought about it, but it makes sense:
I like blog search engine Blogpulse, but their tools are way to wordy (no, they’re not alone in making this error). And it’s not that people don’t read online, it’s that people don’t read tools. (Or the manuals of those tools, in particular if the task at hand is fairly self-explanatory.) So you could say it’s a modal error; instead of writing the shortest possible text to guide the user through the tool, Blogpulse feels talkative. They should have these kind of texts in their blog, but not attached to their tools.
Filed in: blogpulse, inbounds, search, blogtech, cosmos
Posted at 7:44 PM by John.

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