Twitter is a very simplistic core. Around that core is a whole ecosystem that adds value to Twitter. You have a large choice of “-Twitter clients”-, and there are plenty of websites out there that complement the basic Twitter service.
Studies by Mr. Nielsen’s company, the Nielsen Norman Group, an Internet design firm in Fremont, Calif., show that only 50 percent of Web visitors scroll down the screen to see what lies below the visible part on their PC monitor. “Users spend 30 seconds reviewing a home page,” Mr. Nielsen said. “A business must encapsulate what they do in very few words.”
Web Usability Links:
– Jakob Nielsen: UseIt.com – AlertBox –
– David Pennock and Robin Hanson, the wannabe bloggers, would probably pass the following Jakob Nielsen test: Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes – by Jakob Nielsen – 2005-10-17
– Alex Kirtland – Blog: Usable Markets – E-mail interview with Alex Kirtland.