05 January 2005

"Most web development projects put a lot of effort into the design of navigation tools. But fact is that people tend to ignore these tools. They are fixated on getting what they came for and simply click on links or hit the back button to get there." : http://www.guuui.com/issues/01_05.php ...users look straight at the content and ignore the navigation areas when they scan a new page (Ed; bodes well for map approach: "Instead of having to guess what major category a particular product falls under, the customers can quickly pick the closest product out of a list and go directly to the content they desire.")... Either they click on a link that they think will take them toward the goal, or (seeing no appropriate forward clicks) they click the Back button to take another path."

Navigation Research : http://www.informationdesign.org/archives/cat_navigation.php

Monitoring deep web research resources and sites on the Internet : http://deepwebresearch.blogspot.com/2005_01_01_deepwebresearch_archive.html#106476006278997204
"...the idea of Topicmaps and similar techniques in the semantic web area. " : http://www.thomas-krause.de/weblogs/elcaroop/2004/09/doag-regionaltreffen-about-oracle-text.html from http://www.technorati.com/cosmos/search.html?rank=&url=topicmaps

Maps->Aerial Photos->Collages->Photo Images->Drawings->Cartoons->Text : http://images.google.co.il/imgres?imgurl=http://www.judaicaposters.com/Images/jp102-p.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.judaicaposters.com/pages/jp73.html&h=712&w=950&sz=109&tbnid=6IR7193cLlgJ:&tbnh=109&tbnw=146&start=153&prev=/images%3Fq%3Disrael%2Bmap%26start%3D140%26hl%3Diw%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN More at http://www24.brinkster.com/insightdirect/en/main_eng.html

Vertical Timeline of the Seven Thousand Years of Measured Time : http://www.cynet.com/jesus/timeline/timeline.htm

For "Greatest Hits" : http://buzz.yahoo.com/ like the Google Zieg..list, and Lycos report.

GISuser Public Discussion Forum : http://www.gisuser.com/component/option,com_simpleboard/Itemid,89/

"...with the recent disaster in Asia, searches on all varieties of maps have spiked. In the wake of the tsunamis, queries on "World Map" are up 225% for the week, placing it in Yahoo top 100 search terms. Searches on the very generic "maps" are flat for the week, but it still ranks as one of our top search terms searches on maps are split right down the middle gender-wise with females eking out 51%.) Where are maps needed most? ; the metro capturing the highest percentage of searches on maps is the San Francisco Bay Area, followed closely by its neighbor to the northeast, Sacramento. Los Angeles and Fresno round out a very California-flavored top four metros for map searches -- proving that the Golden State is sorely in need of a little direction.

Want to know who are the paying Google AdWords advertisers connected to any keyword/keyphrase? : http://www.google.com/sponsoredlinks?hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&q=mindmap

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Sally Berger

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