To: Breakfast of Champions
Subject: Gleanings: BiggerGleanings
Had breakfast with mike of biggerhand yesterday morning. He’s doing some interesting stuff on www.biggerhand.com, undermining classic web conventions such as “help” and “my biggerhand.com.” If you haven’t visited lately, check it out.
Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox for November 26 is now online at:
The big lie of computer security is that security improves by imposing
complex passwords on users.
In real life, people write down anything they can’t remember.
Security is increased by designing for the way humans actually behave.
NEWS & EDITORIAL
International Buy Nothing Day is celebrated around the world
on November 24, 25, or 26, depending on which country you’re in.
This is a day that’s set aside to encourage people to think
carefully about what they spend their money on.
However, along with the increasingly popular Buy Nothing Day,
there has been one major self-inflicted impediment in the
advertising/business world’s quest for global acceptance of
shop-till-you-drop syndrome. That is, quite simply, that online
consumers, tired of being ignored by the companies they’d like
to do business with, are talking to each other in ever-increasing
eTranslate: America’s grip on ecommerce market slipping
The US ecommerce sector is often looked on as the leading light of
the digital economy, but a survey released last week revealed that
Internet users in several countries were more likely than US users to
buy certain goods online.
SpyLOG: Microsoft dominates Russian market
Microsoft is the dominant brand among Russian browsers and operating
systems, according to new findings by Internet researcher SpyLOG.
Surviving Master, Pets.com Mascot Seeks New Home
Web Merchants Head for Exits
Is Dot-Biz Really a New Domain?