"In 2007, Google conducted some user studies that measured the behavior of people whose search results were artificially delayed. One might think that the minuscule amounts of latency involved in the experiment would be negligible—they ranged between 100 and 400 milliseconds. But even those tiny hiccups in delivering search results acted as a deterrent to future searches. The reduction in the number of searches was small but significant, and were measurable even with 100 milliseconds (one-tenth of a second) latency. What’s more, even after the delays were removed, the people exposed to the slower results would take a long time to resume their previous level of searching.
(Microsoft found a similar effect when it conducted its own tests with its Bing search engine. The Bing experiments also showed that when results are delayed, users respond with their own latency, taking longer to click on links after a search is completed. Presumably, during the half second or more that the results are delayed, the users have begun to think about something else and have to refocus before they get around to clicking on a result.)”
- In the Plex by Steven Levy
Well after adding mailchimp to the blog it’s time to test syntax highlighting, hopefully you will see a nicely formatted code block below:
You can get the files from the CloudFlare CDN making it super easy to add it to Tumblr.
So decided to use MailChimp on my blog as a newsletter service. I can see why they call it “chimp” because their service is comparative to the intelligence of one. The service is lacking and is a horrible user experience.
So after thinking about it for a while I finally decided to move my blog to Tumblr and give it a whirl. I have been posting too much and it’s mostly due to my laziness and just due to the fact that this blog is not really anywhere near the top of my priorities. Hopefully by using Tumblr I will post more often as they have a nifty mobile app to use to toss up new posts with.