Google has added general demographic information to AdWords according to Media Buyer Planner. Demo targeting is the biggest thing that has happened in Search Engine Marketing in years. Here's the link: Google Adds Demographic Targeting to AdWords
Former Franklin Covey CEO Hyrum Smith gave a great presentation today at the Big Business Show in Orem. He discussed the Reality Model that is taught by his new company, the Galileo Initiative. Very empowering stuff.
Jakob Nielsen in 1997 wrote an essay on why every amateur web designer should do usability testing, at least with a couple of people. Sit down with someone and watch them try to do something with your web site. In 2000 he did a statistical analysis on why watching 5 users is enough to get almost all of the usability testing problems out of the way.
Music phones to slice into iPod growth - Yahoo! News Here's a quote: "King estimates sales of phones equipped with MP3 music players will balloon to 796 million in 2010, accounting for three-quarters of all handsets sold, from 94 million this year."
Web 0.01 - Engelbart's 1968 oNLine system being built in 2006! | Web 2.0 Explorer | ZDNet.com I just noticed ZDNet is recruiting a lot of new bloggers and they are promising to pay for consistent quality writing. Also, this post about Doug Engelbart is really fascinating. I got my start in the computer industry in 1988 when my brother Curt hired me at Folio. He had been attending hypertext conferences for a few years and I read all transcripts from those conferences and so I became familiar with the pioneers in this space, including Engelbart. (This is also where I first became acquainted with Jakob Nielsen, now a world renowed web usability expert. He was big in the hypertext world.) So I'm interested in following the new Hyperscope project that has NSF funding and a blog to go along with it.
Yahoo has just lost me as a Yahoo Mail customer. I've been a paying customer for their premium email for a couple of years now. But they kill me. Lately, even when I am sending a single email to someone that I know, Yahoo Mail forces me to enter a CAPTCHA sequence before they will send my email. How could they possibly force me to do this?