Put simply, UX is important in every part of our daily lives, probably more than most of us even notice. Let’s walk through an example. The 2000 U.S presidential election was extremely contentious. Here are the results: Pay attention to the highlighted “Electoral vote” and “Popular vote” statistics. In the United States, the president wins by getting a majority of electoral college votes. Each of the 50 states has a number of electoral college votes and whichever candidate wins your state gets all of the electoral college votes from your state. The election that year came down to the state of Florida and its electoral college votes. George Bush won the state by 537 votes out of almost six million votes. Crazy! It gets even more interesting. Here is what a ballot looked like in a county in Florida that year: If you were voting for George Bush, which button would you press? The answer is the button marked with an A. Easy. What would you press if you … [Read more...] about UX: What Is It And Why Does It Matter?
Why does vsco say launching soon
YouTube could launch subscription-based channels as early as this week, according to The Financial Times. The subscription model will give Google’s video sharing site a new revenue stream and support premium video content production. The subscription-based channels, first reported on back in January, will compete with other online premium subscription services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. The Financial Times reports YouTube will unveil as many as 50 subscription-based channels with subscription fees as low as $1.99 a month. YouTube, which surpassed one billion unique monthly users in March, is looking beyond its user-generated foundation and focusing on partnering with providers of high production-value content — all to better attract advertisers willing to pay for TV-like quality. In addition to new content, broadcasters and studios could use YouTube subscription channels to generate revenue for past shows and films. A YouTube spokesperson would not provide … [Read more...] about YouTube Paid Subscription Channels Set To Launch Soon
In mid-September, Facebook announced the “subscribe” feature that allowed people subscribed to personal page to receive every post from those pages. Now, a subscribe button for personal pages is coming to support this further. Joanna Shields — vice president and managing director for Facebook Europe, Middle East and Africa — announced this information today at Le Web. This will allow people to promote their profile subscriptions on their websites and blogs. This is not the same as the “like” button which allows users to like specific pages but not actually follow a person’s Facebook account. Facebook does allow for Facebook pages to be followed though a Like button that causes those who Like a page to receive some of the page’s posts. However, they won’t receive all of them. A subscribe button for Facebook Pages would solve this issue for publishers, but that’s not what’s been announced. There has … [Read more...] about Facebook Subscribe Button Announced, Will Be Launching “Soon”
It’s not long now. Microsoft’s new search engine has been widely expected to launch soon, and now it appears likely to happen within the next week or two. And might Bing be the new name? The latest report is that Microsoft will demonstrate its new “Kumo” service during next week’s D: All Things Digital conference. As Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is one of the speakers, it makes a lot of sense he’ll want to show Microsoft’s latest entry in the search struggle against Google. Exactly when Ballmer is speaking hasn’t been posted, so if the demo comes out, expect it between May 26 and May 28. Previously, there was a report that Kumo might debut at our own SMX Advanced search marketing conference, happening in Seattle, June 2 & 3. Since the show happens in Microsoft’s backyard — and features a keynote conversation between me and Microsoft’s Dr. Qi Lu, president of the company’s online service division, it also makes a … [Read more...] about Forget Kumo — Will Microsoft’s New Search Engine Launch Soon As Bing?
Continuing my promise to deliver a slightly more wide-eyed ingenue spin on all things search related, here is an exploration of another important term that crept into the SEO conscience way back in 2013: semantic search. What is semantic search? It’s probably easier to give you examples rather than trying to paraphrase the rather verbose Wikipedia entry. Remember how ‘back in the day’ you would type a search query into Google and it would hit you with a result based purely on your keywords? Like if I had typed in ‘Portishead’ without context I would have been offered a mixture of results based on the band and possibly the town in Somerset. However right now in this modern semantic world of ours, if I type in ‘Portishead’ I’m purely given results about the band, mainly because most of my search history is music related and not at all Somerset related. That’s semantic search at its most simplistic. Taking various details about the … [Read more...] about What is semantic search and why does it matter?