Consumer Behavior

  1. Vroom, Vroom… Increasing Traffic Online

    In the spirit of my post-Super Bowl glow (yay Colts!), I came across this blog about Toyota Tundra’s commercials’ “actual demonstration” disclaimer. Now, I usually don’t pay too much attention to the ads unless they’re pretty funny but I did in fact see one and thought something along the lines of “Actual demonstration? That’s weird…

  2. The Web is a Serial Killer

    Laurence Haughton points us to an article from The Economist in which the Web’s industry changing nature is very candidly characterized: “The web takes its victims one at a time. First, in the mid-1990s, print media started to feel the terrifying effect of losing their monopoly on publication…in the early 2000s, the same thing happened…

  3. One HUNDRED MILLion Web Sites (ah-ha)

    Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox email came in and the “100 Million Websites” title caught my attention (as well as started me quoting Austin Powers / Dr. Evil lines in my head). Those who use the web always talk about the internet in terms of “large” and “vast” and that weird cloud image but probably never really…

  4. The Customer Speaks

    Someone parked their mobile opinion today in our parking lot. This particular individual seems pretty upset at T-Mobile! Goes to show that consumers do have a limit…and a will to get even when they’re not happy! On the flip side, I’m a T-Mobile customer–and a pretty happy one at that…

  5. Shooting for… Reality

    Almost everyone looking for a new Web site wants it to be the latest and greatest, to be better than the competition. But more often than not, the wow factor is not practical and you have to bring them back to reality gently in order to achieve a successful online presence while remaining practical. MSN…

  6. Connecting with the fans

    Last year I became addicted to The Ultimate Fighter and by association, Ultimate Fighting Championship. I cannot get enough of this competition. The UFC has really turned around from what I remember watching in the late 90’s with Ken Shamrock and Dan “The Beast” Severn. Recently I was trying to get the latest news on…

  7. Get paid by Bill Gates

    It seems Bill has an issue with other companies hording their income selfishly so he is proposing something to change that. In his campaign to prove MSN search as the superior search engine, Bill said Microsoft may kick start a new program where you, the user, is paid to use MSN Search. In the current…

  8. Have a Happy Turkey Day!

    Today’s MSN site features a Happy Holidays page which has some very season-appropriate stories, tips, etc. to help you out this Thanksgiving holiday. I really like the additional emphasis they put on special occasions and the easy access to this sort of information without having to search all over the Web. A few that caught…

  9. The answer to splog.

    I’ve mentioned the issues with email spam attempts in a recent post but am becoming pretty disheartened with splog’s increasing popularity in my life. Lately, I have been spending more and more time babysitting posts, specifically comments, to move one here, another there, to be filed in the junk section. While it’s not a huge…