Wednesday, May 9, 2007

What Print Can Do for the Internet

Websites should act as a filter, passing on information about other websites to direct readers to for more insight on the topic of an article. Thus, the content is focused and short, while allowing the reader the choice to go on and read more.

MediaPost Publications - How Print Can Add Value Online - 05/03/2007
Feature articles thrive in a print environment; they don't translate well online. If online users wanted to engage with full-length, feature-sized articles, they would read a magazine. Instead, they come to Web sites with the intention to spend as little time as possible to get what they came for. Content offered online needs to fit inside these shorter attention spans.

2 comments:

NonyMous said...

I totally agree with the whole websites should pass on information about other websites to direct readers to for more insight on the topic of an article. So many times I see articles relating to a similar topic spread out across different websites and think if only one of these sites could gather all these posts it would be so much easier !!

CyberCelt said...

@Wolf-I am going to try to do this when I post an article. I usually reference posts I have made in the past, but do not seek out others. It is time consuming, so we will see how it goes. Thanks for stopping by.

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