16% of adults are technologically illiterate
Just 8% of adults around the world can manage conflicting requests to reserve a meeting room using a reservation system, then email people to let them know whether they got the room they requested.… Read the full article
Don’t include too many items … or too few
Thank you, David Letterman.
PetSmartCharities.org reaches readers online
More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through PetSmart Charities’ in-store adoption programs and events. In fact, the organization grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America.… Read the full article
4 ways to optimize long stories for phone reading
How long is too long for the mobile screen?
“Only the biggest/most complex stories should go above 600 words,” counsels the BBC in its guide to writing news for the mobile screen.… Read the full article
Shorter web pages nearly 60% more usable
When usability guru Jakob Nielsen wanted to measure the effects of short web copy, he studied a web page about Nebraska.… Read the full article
Insights from Poynter’s EyeTrack study
Call it the bailout point.
People reading news on an iPad spent an average of 78.3 seconds on stories that they didn’t finish.… Read the full article
Frontload headlines to putting the topic up top
When it comes to web heads, focus on the front.
That is, place your topic words at the beginning of your headline.… Read the full article