Usability

SoCon 2009, Twitter hash #SoCon09

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Attended SoCon '09 at Kennesaw State University on 7 February 2009; also the dinner the night before. Enjoyed the break-out sessions, on “Social Media For Social Change” hosted by Tessa Horehled ( http://atlantanstogether.org/) on “Online Etiquette: How To Balance Your Personal and Professional Image Online” hosted by Amber Rhea.

USC/Annenberg Study Confirms Value of Layout to Memory and Reading Speed of Articles

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"Eyetracking points the way to effective news article design" is a story in the Online Journalism Review of the Annenberg Center for Communications at USC.

Featured finding #1: Rewrite + reformat = remember Writing (or rewriting) a story to meet an ideal format (may require reformatting) improved the reader's reading speed and retention of the information.

Featured finding #2: Precise and relevant editing = successful design

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