Monthly Archives: July 2009

I’m a PC, an Angry, Caustic PC. | Emails From Crazy People

An actual e-mail from Bill Gates to his crew about “Windows Usability Systematic degradation flame”. Cool. He even tells them he’s going to trash them in the Subject line.

Best Quote:

“The lack of attention to usability represented by these experiences blows my mind.” Turns out that Bill has had all of the same problems we have with Windows.

The take away is this, at a certain point, some businesses get so big, nobody can really control them and it’s up to the systems and culture that formed during its growth phase to steer it in maturity.

The same applies to governments too. We’re having quite a usability issue with ours.

It’s a great article. Read it here.

Is Bank of America Overcompensating? | New York Magazine

This is unbridled anger. Even the late World Trade Center, universally reviled for its boxy design, wasn’t accused of being a cover for sexual short comings.

I guess people don’t like it when you take a lot of money from them and then build a monument to your own greatness.

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Twitter for Business | Flite New Media

“When I first heard about Twitter—a tool for instantly broadcasting the minutiae of your day and following the trifles of others—I couldn’t imagine a bigger waste of time.”

If this was your first reaction, check out this article.

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FACEBOOK FAIL: How to Use Facebook Privacy Settings and Avoid Disaster | Mashable

A great article about segmenting your friend lists to keep your personal and business life separate.

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How to Get Started With Linked In | BNET

This is a great article for those trying to navigate the Linked In world. Pay special attention to the side bar “Social Networking for Old Farts”

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Stimulus News Digest | SBA

This newsletter details the various firms and entities that have received stimulus package funds and what they are being used for.

Read the newsletter here

More Advertisers Turning To Internet | Mike Sachoff

By Mike Sachoff – Thu, 07/23/2009 – 13:59

Relying less on print

The majority (92%) of advertisers are using Internet advertising in their media campaigns followed by print advertising at 88 percent, according to a new LinkedIn Research Network/Harris Poll.

At the same time, less than half are using radio advertising (46%), television advertising (46%) and mobile advertising (39%). The Harris poll found there is a regional difference as advertisers in the South are more likely to use radio advertising (57%) and television advertising (56%) while those in the West are least likely to use both (39% each).

Among those advertisers who are using each of these types of media, there is a difference in the level of usage since last year. Three-quarters of those who use Internet advertising (74%) say they are incorporating it more often while 69 percent of those who use mobile advertising are using it more often compared to a year ago. Unsurprisingly, the largest drop is with print advertising as half (49%) of those who use it are using it less often compared to a year ago while 41 percent are using it the same amount.
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