We computer geeks like our acronyms. GUI, pronounced gooey, stands for Graphical User Interface. PC means Personal Computer. RAID, not to be confused with the bug killer, stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. And WYSIWYG, pronounced wiz-zee-wig, means What You See Is What You Get. I suppose, in a way, we can’t help it. These things are so often said that we have to find shortcuts. The problem is, of course, that non-computer-geeks have no idea what these things mean, and when dealing with something that should be user friendly and easy to understand like a website builder an acronym like WYSIWYG can be a bit hard to comprehend. (more…)
Social media has taken the world by storm, and every day the minds behind these websites think of new ways to share information. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr are all competing to introduce the next big thing. They are prime examples of how we are trying to streamline the personal touch. Facebook introduced the Timeline, Twitter updated their interface, and Tumblr offers the endless scroll. Each of these installments offers the user a personalized option but retains its simple, shareable look.